- Associated Press - Friday, October 7, 2016

CHARLES CITY, Iowa (AP) - A Floyd County jury has convicted a northern Iowa man who was accused of raping a house guest.

Stephen Brodersen Jr. of Greene was found guilty Thursday of third-degree sexual abuse.

The 47-year-old admitted in court that he briefly had sexual intercourse with the 25-year-old woman on May 21, but claimed it was an accident after he had removed the woman’s pants. He also contended the woman never said no during the encounter.

Floyd County Attorney Rachel Ginbey says the woman did say no several times, but Brodersen ignored her. Ginbey says Brodersen still committed rape even though the woman did not struggle or try to push him off of her.

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