SIOUX CITY | A Sioux City man accused of abducting and sexually assaulting a mentally handicapped woman has been placed on probation.

Anthony McPherson, 30, pleaded guilty Tuesday in Woodbury County District Court to assault with the intent to commit sexual abuse. As part of his plea agreement, a two-year prison sentence was suspended and he was placed on probation for two years. Once he completes his probation, he will be placed on special parole for 10 years. If he were to violate terms of his parole, he could be sent to prison.

McPherson also must complete sex offender treatment and register with the Iowa Sex Offender Registry for life.

McPherson was charged with offering a ride to the woman, whom he saw walking on Sept. 2 in the 700 block of Hamilton Boulevard. After the woman accepted the ride, court documents say, McPherson took her to his home, where he touched her inappropriately and had sex with her in the back of his vehicle before driving her to a bus stop.

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