On Saturday, July 22, 2023, at 7:13pm, law enforcement began an investigation into an allegation that an adult male was engaged in criminal sexual contact with an eleven-year-old female. Following an initial investigation that lasted multiple hours, and involved interviews of several people, the Marshalltown Police Department arrested Carlos Flores Mendiola, age 45. Mr. Flores Mendiola was arrested on July 23 at 2:55am. Mr. Flores Mendiola was charged with:
- Assault with Intent to Commit Sexual Abuse
- Indecent Contact with a Child
Following his arrest, Mr. Flores Mendiola was booked into the Marshall County Jail. This investigation remains active. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Marshalltown Police Department at 641.754.5725. Tips may also be submitted anonymously by calling Marshall County Crime Stoppers at 641.753.1234 or via text by texting the word “marshall” followed by the tip to CRIMES (274637). Tips may also be submitted online at www.marshallcountycs.com.
AUTHORITY: Michael W. Tupper, Chief of Police (email@example.com or 641.754.5771)
(A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.)