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Ottumwa Man Charged With Sexually Abusing Minor

By Ellis Codjoe, July 24, 2017

An Ottumwa man could spend decades behind bars if found guilty of three charges related to sexual abuse.

Armando Avelar Portillo, 49, was arrested Friday afternoon on warrants for indecent contact with a child and two counts of second degree sexual abuse, his bond was set at $52,000 on Monday.

Portillo is accused of repeatedly putting his hands down a young girl’s pants and touching her genitals.

He pleaded not guilty on Monday.

No additional information is available at this time.

A criminal charge is merely an accusation and defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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