MASON CITY | A Mason City man accused of attempting to sexually assault a woman was sentenced Wednesday to three months in jail after taking a plea deal. 

Judge Adam Sauer sentenced Dean Richard Huse, 62, to 270 days in jail, with all but 90 days suspended and ordered a $625 fine to be suspended. Huse must register as a sex offender, be on probation for a year and serve a special 10-year parole sentence. 

Huse immediately began serving his sentence at the Cerro Gordo County Jail following sentencing.

About 5:15 p.m. June 6, Huse went to a woman’s residence in the 800 block of North Federal Avenue, tore the woman’s swimsuit off and attempted to pull her shirt and shorts off, court documents said. 

The woman had cuts and bruising on her legs “since that is how she kept him off of her by kicking him,” the criminal complaint said.

A witness allegedly walked in while Huse was on top of the woman on the floor.

Huse was initially charged with felony assault with intent to commit sexual abuse-bodily injury, which is punishable by up to five years in prison. 

Police: Mason City man rips woman's clothes, faces attempted sex assault charge

On Aug. 31, he pleaded guilty to a lesser charge, misdemeanor assault with intent to commit sexual assault, through a plea agreement. A conviction carries a sentence of up to one year in prison. 

Amended trial information filed by Assistant County Attorney Andrew Olson indicates the sentence is conditional with Huse complying with the agreement. 

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