Sex abuse arrest in North Iowa

Joshua Winders
Joshua Winders

MASON CITY, Iowa – A Winnebago County man is being accused of sexual abuse in Cerro Gordo County.

38-year-old Joshua Kelly Winders of Thompson is charged with 3rd degree sex abuse.  He allegedly forced a woman to undress, then allegedly had sexual contact with her and tried to rape her.  Law enforcement says it happened on the morning of August 3 in Mason City.

An arrest warrant was issued on November 29 and Winders was booked into the Cerro Gordo County Jail at 12:37 am Sunday.  He allegedly had a methamphetamine pipe and a baggie of marijuana on him when he was taken into custody and faces additional charges of drug possession and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Winders is being held on $10,000 bond.

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