Local man charged with sexual abuse



A Marshalltown man has been accused of sexual abuse after he allegedly assaulted a woman nearly two months ago.

According to Marshalltown Police Department Capt. Brian Batterson, the alleged victim in the incident reported to authorities in the late evening hours of July 29 that earlier that day she had been assaulted by Stacy Wayne Ayers at Riverview Park.

The woman alleged that she and Ayers, 47, had been driving around town, parked at the park and were just talking when the subsequent assault occurred.

Following an investigation by authorities, including interviews, and a review of the evidence by the Marshall County Attorney’s Office, police on Wednesday arrested and formally charged Ayers with third-degree sexual abuse (first offense).

As of press time Thursday, a court date for Ayers had not yet been established.