Amended complaint in Iacobellis sex abuse case made public


New details made public Wednesday by the Riley County District Court Clerk’s office, allege 130 counts of sexual abuse perpetrated by Manhattan restaurant owner Robert Iacobellis against three underage victims.

Iacobellis was initially charged with one count of rape and two counts of aggravated indecent liberties with a child in three separate incidents involving young girls. He was arrested on Aug. 2.

An amended complaint filed this week saw that number skyrocket, adding 127 new charges. All told, Iacobellis faces one count of rape, three counts of aggravated criminal sodomy, one count of aggravated indecent solicitation and 124 counts of aggravated indecent liberties.

The amended complaint lists a total of 93 charges involving one alleged victim. It also lists 25 counts involving a second alleged victim and 12 counts involving a third alleged victim. The incidents allegedly occurred on numerous occasions between 2012 and 2018.

The Riley County Police Department says the case against Iacobellis is an ongoing criminal investigation. They’re encouraging others with additional information to contact lead Detective Brian Johnson at 785-473-2323.

Iacobellis will appear with newly appointed counsel at 1 p.m. Tuesday for a status conference in front of Judge William Malcolm. He remains jailed on a $500,000 bond.



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