Man charged with sexual abuse

A local man has been charged with sexual abuse-second degree, according to a Marshall County Sheriff Office report.

Hiram Arizmendi, 36, was arrested last week on a warrant and taken into custody by a Marshall County Deputy Sheriff and transported to Marshall County Jail. Capt. Brian Batterson of the Marshalltown Police Department said a complaint had been filed against the defendant by the child’s mother last year.

The case required time to process because the child had to be interviewed by another party. The interviews were completed, and Batterson said enough evidence was gathered to make an arrest. However, the suspect had left the area and a warrant was issued. He remains in jail on a $100,000 cash only bond. Sexual abuse-second degree is a Class B felony.