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April 11, 2017  

Male Arrested for Sexual Assault of Minor


CHEROKEE, Iowa --
In July 2016, the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office was made aware of a sexual assault involving a minor female.  The incident occurred at the residence of EDDIE D. DELONG in Cleghorn, Iowa. The Cherokee County Sheriff’s office in conjunction with the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation conducted the investigation.  On April 5, 2017 EDDIE D. DELONG (43) was arrested and charged with Sex Abuse in the 3rd Degree (C Felony) and Supplying Alcohol to a Minor – Causing Serious Injury (Aggravated Misdemeanor).  DELONG’s bond was set at $10,000.00.  On April 7, 2017, DELONG posted bond, a preliminary hearing has been scheduled for April 17, 2017 at the Cherokee County Courthouse at 3:00 PM.

Media point of contact: Barb Staver PIO Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office 712-225-6737

Note: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and a defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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