Mason City man sentenced to probation on sexual abuse charge

CHARLES CITY — A Mason City man has been placed on probation after pleading guilty to a sexual abuse charge.

34-year-old Chris Ott is accused of sexually abusing a 15-year-old victim in Nora Springs between April and June of 2010 when Ott was 25 years old. Prosecutors filed the third-degree sexual abuse charge in October.

Ott pleaded guilty to the charge and was sentenced on Tuesday to five years probation and was ordered to pay a $250 civil penalty. He will also have to register with the Iowa Sex Offender Registry.