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      Fort Madison man charged with sexual abuse against children

      Roger Lupe Mendez, 69

      A Fort Madison man is in custody facing sexual abuse charges against two children.

      The parents of the children reported the abuse to the Fort Madison police.

      Roger Lupe Mendez, age 69, was arrested and charged with several charges including sexual abuse, lascivious acts against both a child and a minor, child endangerment, indecent exposure and dissemination of obscene materials.

      Fort Madison Police report that the abuse has been going on for about 2 years.

      Mendez is not a family member to the children.

      He is being held on a $135,000 cash only bond.

      If you have any information about this crime please contact the Fort Madison police department at 319-372-2525.