N. Iowa man convicted in sexual abuse case

ALLISON, Iowa (AP) — A jury has convicted a northern Iowa man of sexual abuse after a trial in which a witness testified he inquired about buying an 8-year-old girl.

The Mason City Globe Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/19Zrwzy ) the Butler County jury convicted 80-year-old Clarence Miller on Friday of two counts of second-degree sexual abuse.

He was charged with assaulting two 8-year-old girls at his Thompson home between January 2010 and August 2012. One girl was from Thompson and the other lived in Buffalo Center.

Miller faces prison terms of up to 25 years on each county.

He denied any sexual abuse occurred.

During the trial, a woman testified Miller offered to buy her daughter for $50,000. She declined and didn’t tell anyone about the conversation.

Sentencing is set for Nov. 26 in Winnebago County.

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Information from: Globe Gazette, http://www.globegazette.com/

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