Bussey Man Charged With Sexual Abuse

Mahaska County Sheriff’s Department

A Mahaska County Sheriff’s Office Press Release

On Friday, January 19, 2018, at approximately 8 a.m., members of the Mahaska County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the 1000 block of 300th Street, in rural Mahaska County, regarding an assault.

As a result of the investigation into this matter, Sheriff’s Officials arrested 57-year-old Douglas Wade Pettyjohn of 507 3rd Street, Bussey, Iowa. Pettyjohn was charged with 1 count of Sexual Abuse in the 3rd Degree (a class C felony) and 1 count of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (a simple misdemeanor).

Douglas Wade Pettyjohn (Mahaska County Sheriff's Office)

Douglas Wade Pettyjohn (Mahaska County Sheriff’s Office)

Pettyjohn was taken to the Mahaska County Jail where he was incarcerated. He will make his initial appearance in the Mahaska County District Court on 1/20/18. The victim of this assault was an adult female.

Criminal charges are merely an accusation and the defendant is innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.

 

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