Thursday, May 27, 2010

Iowa disability worker charged with sexual assualt of woman with CP

From The AP:

DES MOINES, Iowa -- A Des Moines man who worked with the disabled has been accused of impregnating a woman in his care.

Napoleon Mbonyunkiza has been charged with third-degree sexual abuse, neglect or abandonment of a dependent person and dependent abuse. According to Des Moines police, Mbonyunkiza worked for Mosaic, which provides services to adults with intellectual disabilities and mental retardation.

Authorities identified the victim as a 33-year-old woman with cerebral palsy. Her pregnancy was discovered during a check-up, and was terminated at 22 weeks.

Mosaic executive director Carol Mau says the organization has been working with state and local investigators since the sexual assault was first discovered three weeks ago.

Mbonyunkiza is being held in lieu of $30,000 bond in the Polk County Jail. It wasn't immediately known if Mbonyunkiza has obtained legal representation.