Oelwein mayor in sexual abuse case released from jail

Associated Press

OELWEIN (AP) — A northeast Iowa mayor accused of sexually abusing two girls has been released from jail.

The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports 36-year-old Jason Manus left the Fayette County Jail on Wednesday after a bail bonding company posted a reduced $65,000 bond.

Manus, the mayor of Oelwein, is accused of sexually abusing two girls, ages 9 and 14, in 2010. He faces five counts of second-degree sexual abuse. Court records do not list an attorney.

Authorities say they launched an investigation into Manus after receiving information about the allegations from the state Department of Human Services. He was arrested on Aug. 11.

Manus was elected last year. He beat the incumbent mayor by 47 votes out of about 1,100 cast.

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