The Iowa DCI has arrested a state representative from Hancock County in northern Iowa on a sexual abuse charge. A news release says 78-year-old Henry Rayhons of Garner is charged with third-degree sexual abuse after he allegedly went to the Concorde Care Center in Garner and performed a sex act on a person who did not have the mental ability to give consent to any sexual activity.
A roommate of the individual reported the May 23rd incident to police. The victim is not being identified. A June 18th report in the Mason City Globe Gazette says Rayhons’ wife is a resident of the Concorde Care Center and his daughter was ordered to be her temporary guardian after issues arose between Rayhons and the center over visits with his wife.
Rayhons is a Republican from House District 8. He recently announced he would not seek re-election.