August 18, 2014 2:08 pm -

Republican Iowa State Rep. Henry Rayhons was charged with third degree sexual abuse, which is a felony.

Rayhons allegedly had sex with his wife Donna at the Concord Care Center in Garner, Iowa, on May 23, reports the Iowa City Press-Citizen.[su_center_ad]

According to the police report, Rayhons was informed on May 15 that his wife couldn’t consent to sex because of her mental condition.

His wife’s roommate told police that she “heard noises indicating to her that” Rayhons was having sex with his wife behind a curtain.

A surveillance video reportedly caught Rayhons leaving his wife’s room and throwing some underpants into into a bag.

Judge Colleen Weiland ordered that Suzan Brunes, Donna daughter, was to be her mother’s temporary guardian in June, noted the Globe Gazette. At the time, Brunes said her mother had Alzheimer’s disease.

Donna, 78, passed away on Aug. 8.[su_sky_ad]

D.B. Hirsch
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13 responses to Iowa State Rep Arrested For Sex With Incapacitated Wife

  1. Pistol-Packing August 18th, 2014 at 2:30 pm

    mixed feelings on this one. I think of the movie “The Notebook” where she has moments of clarity and remembers her husband. Not knowing how long they had been married or what their relationship was. one might find themselves to be tempted to have one final fling with their spouse. Not saying it is right or wrong, just mixed on it.

    • Rusty Shackleford August 18th, 2014 at 4:08 pm

      Mixed feelings on cut-and-dry rape because it’s marital rape and you once saw a fictional movie that romanticized it?

      • Pistol-Packing August 18th, 2014 at 6:55 pm

        Hmmmm, cut and Dry Rape… Were you there??? No, I dont think so. And it not so much of a romanticized movie. Although she was mentally incapacitated, But my parents went trough something similar when my mother was dying. I think you leave a certain element out.

        • Tammy Minton Haley August 18th, 2014 at 8:14 pm

          agree–this is w-a-y not enough info to pass judgment on! 🙂

        • burqa August 18th, 2014 at 9:34 pm

          Yeah, you got a point. One would need to see firsthand just how incapacitated the wife was and whether she was capable of being lucid enough to take such decisions. I’d want to know more about hubby, too.

        • Rusty Shackleford August 19th, 2014 at 12:19 am

          Were you there? The guy was explicitly told that she could not consent, and he ignored it. You’re giving him leeway that he had no reason to believe he had.

          • Pistol-Packing August 19th, 2014 at 8:12 am

            No, I was not there. And like I said in my first post. I am mixed about this.

      • Tammy Minton Haley August 18th, 2014 at 8:18 pm

        i need more personal info to judge…but, on the face of it, no, of course, morally, he was wrong…but, this one is very hazy-gray…or, it might be, anyway…

        • Sydney August 19th, 2014 at 4:36 am

          She could not consent.

  2. MIAtheistGal August 18th, 2014 at 3:54 pm

    If my doctor told MIAtheistGuy that I was incapable of consent, he wouldn’t abuse me in that way. But, he thinks of me as more than property.

  3. burqa August 18th, 2014 at 9:35 pm

    7 posts so far and no one has come up with a line using the name of the county.
    I couldn’t come up with one, either.

  4. Dwendt44 August 18th, 2014 at 11:48 pm

    Couldn’t he find a convenient aide to diddle?

  5. Sydney August 19th, 2014 at 4:45 am

    “In an interview with law enforcement in June, Rayhons allegedly confessed to “having sexual contact” with his wife, according to KCCI. He also allegedly admitted that he had a copy of the document that stated his wife did not have the cognitive ability to give consent.”