Mason City caretaker accused of sexual assaulting clients gets 4 years

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MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) - A Mason City man accused of sexually assaulting two of his caretaker clients has been sentenced to four years in prison.

Cerro Gordo County District Court records say 19-year-old Wasfie Alshara was sentenced Monday. He'd pleaded guilty to two counts of misdemeanor assault with intent to commit sexual abuse. Prosecutors lowered the charges of felony sexual abuse in exchange for Alshara's pleas.

Alshara also must register as a sex offender.

The court records say Alshara raped one of his dependent adult clients on Nov. 21, 2017, and sexually assaulted the other in a group home on June 8, 2018.