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Fayette County man charged with sex abuse after month-long investigation

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The Fayette County Sheriff's Office filed sex abuse charges against a man after a month long investigation. 

Thomas Allen Whitlatch, 25, of Hawkeye is charged with Sexual Abuse in the second degree, a class B felony. Whitlatch allegedly restrained an adult victim and forced a sexual act upon them. Whitlatch was arrested earlier this month and taken to the Fayette County Jail. He remains in custody on a $20,000 bond. 

If convicted, Whitlatch could face 25 years in prison and be required to register with the state as a sex offender for 10 years. Whitlatch is also being held on a pre-trial release violation and an additional $10,000 bond. 

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