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BRITT | A Britt man arrested this month on four sexual abuse charges has been arrested again for allegedly entering the victims' home without permission.

Damien Ian Kyhl, 35, is being held in Cerro Gordo County Jail for violating pretrial release on four felony charges: two counts of second-degree sexual abuse and two counts of third-degree sexual abuse. 

Kyhl is accused of sexually abusing two children over a six-year period. In Iowa law, rape and sexual assault are called "sexual abuse."

He was arrested Jan. 17 and released after posting a $50,000 cash bond. 

On Thursday, Kyhl, who appeared distraught, allegedly entered the living room of the victims' home and repeatedly apologized for everything that happened before leaving, court documents say. 

A woman at the house reported the incident to Britt police, according to charging documents. 

Kyhl was booked into the Cerro Gordo County Jail at 9:42 p.m. Thursday. He was initially arrested on two counts of violating a no-contact order.

Hancock County Attorney R. Blake Norman filed a motion to dismiss the no-contact order violation charges Friday, as there was not a no-contact order in place. 

Hancock County District dismissed those charges and approved a temporary no-contact order, which Norman requested, citing the incident where Kyhl allegedly entered the victims' home without permission. 

Kyhl was served the order Friday afternoon at the Cerro Gordo County Jail Friday afternoon, where he is being held on a $70,000 cash-only bond. 

A pretrial violation report was filed Friday afternoon. 

As terms of his previous release, Kyhl was "prohibited from residing with or having any contact with any minor persons whatsoever," court documents say. 

When Kyhl allegedly showed up at the victim’s home Thursday, court documents said he was in violation as there were minor children residing there.

Contact Courtney at 641-421-0534 or on Twitter @CourtneyFiorini.




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