Monday trial scheduled for Iowa man accused of sexual conduct with minors

(ABC 6 News) – A Monday trial has been scheduled for an Osage, IA man accused of eight counts of criminal sexual conduct with minors.

Dylan Matthew Drees, will appear in Mower County Court Monday, Aug. 22, on four counts of 1st-degree criminal sexual conduct (penetration of a child under 13) and four cases of 2nd-degree criminal sexual conduct (multiple acts, child under 16).

Drees was arrested in April of 2020 after Austin, MN police met with two women, who reported that a 10-year-old and a 12-year-old girl told them Drees assaulted them repeatedly from 2018 to 2020.

Drees was released on bail, but according to court documents, he was recommitted to Mower County Jail in February of 2022, after a parole officer reported that he had allegedly failed to obey multiple terms of his release — specifically, that he would avoid contact with minors, contact with any witnesses in his upcoming court case, update his address with court administration, avoid alcohol and mood-altering chemicals.

Drees petitioned to represent himself during trial in the summer of 2022 and according to court documents, was assigned advisory council on Monday, Aug. 15.

According to court documents, the minimum sentence for the crimes, if Drees is convicted, would be 144 months or 12 years.

As there are two victims in the case, it is possible for Drees to receive two consecutive sentences.