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Marshalltown man charged with second degree sexual assault

Perdue

Francisco Juavier Perdue, 22, of Marshalltown, was arrested by police Wednesday on a warrant and taken to jail on second degree sexual abuse charges.

Perdue physically assaulted the victim with both hands and a weapon prior to the sexual assault at a motel on or about Dec. 15. Perdue also threatened the victim with assaults that would result in the victim’s death before and after the sexual assault.

Capt. Brian Batterson of the MPD said the incident was brought to the department’s attention by the victim Dec. 16. Perdue and the victim were acquainted. After an investigation, a warrant was issued for Perdue’s arrest Dec. 24.

At his initial appearance Thursday, a magistrate judge appointed Perdue a public defender and ordered him held on $25,000 cash only bond.

The court also issued a no contact order to protect the victim, meaning Perdue shall have no contact with her.

Perdue’s preliminary hearing is Jan. 29.

Second degree sexual assault is a Class B felony which carries a maximum prison term of not to exceed 25 years which may be deferred or suspended unless forcible felony.