Southeast Iowa man faces sexual abuse charges


A southeast Iowa man has pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual abuse and one count of lascivious acts with a child.

69 year old Roger Mendez of Fort Madison entered the pleas last Friday.  Mendez was arrested on the charges last January and more charges were filed after that as other residents came forward with accusations against Mendez.

Police investigators say Mendez reportedly victimized seven males ages 7 to 20.