BRITT | A Britt man accused of sexually assaulting a girl in Hancock County will appear in court Thursday.
Jeromie James Holland, 39, who was arrested Nov. 20, has been charged with 28 felonies: 14 counts of second-degree sexual abuse and 14 counts lascivious acts with a child – permit/cause child to fondle in Hancock County District Court.
Rape and sexual assault are charged as sexual abuse in Iowa. Each count of second-degree sexual abuse carries a sentence of up to 25 years in prison. Each lascivious acts charge carries a sentence of up to five years in prison.
According to court documents, Holland admitted to police that he sexually assaulted a girl at least 14 times from May to November and made her touch his genitals.
During the Britt Police Department's interview with Holland, he told officers he confessed in 2015 to sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl, court documents said.
His statement was confirmed by the Iowa Department of Human Services, which is involved in cases involving child abuse.
Additionally, Holland said he sexually assaulted two other girls under the age of 12 when he was 16 or 17 years old, court documents state.
He is being held in the Winnebago County Jail on a $500,000 cash bond.
A no-contact order was filed Nov. 21.