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August 15, 2014  

Iowa State Representative Charged with Felony

Garner, IOWA – Today, 78 year old Henry Rayhons of Garner, Iowa was arrested after charges were filed against him for 3rd Degree Sexual Abuse, a class C Felony.  Rayhons is the House District 8 state representative.

On the evening of May 23, 2014, the Garner Police Department responded to the Concord Care Center, a long term care facility in Garner, Iowa, regarding a reported sexual abuse which had occurred earlier in the evening involving one of its residents and Rayhons.  After obtaining initial information, the Garner Police Department requested the assistance of the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) for further investigation.

The criminal complaint states that on or about May 23, 2014, Rayhons committed sexual abuse upon the victim by performing a sex act upon her as a person suffering from mental defect or incapacity, after he had been told that the victim did not have the cognitive ability to give consent to any sexual activity.

Complaint & Affidavit

Rayhons was arrested today, by Agents with the DCI, and transported to the Hancock County Jail.  Rayhons was booked in the jail on $10,000 cash-only bond.

The Hancock County Attorney’s Office has referred this case to the Iowa Attorney General’s Office for prosecution.

If you have any further questions, please contact Alex Murphy, DCI Spokesman, Iowa Department of Public Safety, at (515) 443-3014.



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