Sexual abuse charge dismissed against Arizona man in Storm Lake

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STORM LAKE, Iowa (KCAU) – A charge of sexual abuse against a man in Storm Lake has been dismissed.

Court documents show that the state moved to dismiss the charge against Duron McNeal, 20 of Litchfield, Arizona, in late April after the prosecution found it was not justified due to “the sufficiency or insufficiency of admissible evidence, the age, criminal history and background of the accused, and the impact of the crime and its prosecution upon the accused and the community.”

McNeal had been arrested in February after the Storm Lake Police Department conducted an investigation of an alleged rape in May of 2019.

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Storm Lake Police Department said that officers were called on May 19, 2019, regarding a sexual abuse assault. They said they met with many individuals including a 16-year-old girl.

After working on an investigation with the Buena Vista County Sexual Assault Response Team, police detectives arrested Duron McNeal, 20 of Litchfield, Arizona.

McNeal was charged with third-degree sexual abuse, a class C felony. He was booked into the Buena Vista County Jail on a bond of $10,000.

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