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Three charged with assault

Officials say kidnapping took place in this county

July 30, 2012
The Daily Freeman Journal

AMES - One adult male and two juvenile males were charged Friday in connection with the kidnapping and sexual assault of a 17-year-old female from rural Hamilton County. The kidnapping and abduction reportedly took place in Hamilton County.

According to a Story County Sheriff's Office press release, the office received a 911 call at 2:43 p.m. on Thursday, July 26 from Tana Tesdall of Ames. She stated that she was at Peterson Park, near Ames, when a woman came out of the woods asking for help, stating that she had been raped. Deputies were immediately dispatched and upon their arrival made contact with the 17-year-old white female victim. The victim reported that she had been abducted from the backyard of her rural Hamilton County residence by three white males and taken to Peterson Park where she was assaulted by all three of the males. While taking the report, other deputies secured the park area.

Through further investigation, deputies were able to locate the three suspects. The suspects agreed to come to the sheriff's office to be interviewed regarding their possible involvement in this matter where they were eventually charged. The three suspects involve one adult white male and two juvenile white males.

The three suspects were charged as follows:

Mason McKay Reilly, 20, of Ames - charged with sexual assaultsecond degree with a cash or surety bond of $25,000. Reilly is currently held in the Story County Jail.

A 16-year-old male, of Boone - charged with sexual assault second degree. The juvenile is currently held in the Juvenile Detention Facility in Eldora.

A 16-year-old male, of Ames - charged with sexual assault second degree. The juvenile is currently held in the Juvenile Detention Facility in Eldora.

Sexual assault in the second degree is a Class B felony, Iowa Criminal Code 709.3(3).

The Story County Sheriff's Office is working in conjunction with the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office.

 
 

 

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