Johnston man pleads guilty to forcible rape of intoxicated minor

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Caden Anthony Dimaio, 18, of 4904 Meadow Circle, Johnston, was arrested March 18, 2019, by officers of the Adel Police Department on charges of first-degree kidnapping, third-degree sexual assault-forcible rape, third-degree kidnapping and assault with intent to commit sexual abuse. He pleaded guilty last week to a single count of third-degree sexual abuse.


In a plea deal struck last week with the state, a Johnston man pleaded guilty to a charge of third-degree sexual assault in connection with an incident Feb. 15 in Adel in which he raped an intoxicated minor.

Caden Anthony Dimaio, 18, of 4904 Meadow Circle, Johnston, was arrested March 18, 2019, by officers of the Adel Police Department on charges of first-degree kidnapping, third-degree sexual assault-forcible rape, third-degree kidnapping and assault with intent to commit sexual abuse.

According to court records, Dimaio allegedly assaulted the intoxicated victim after confining her “to a locked office.”┬áThe property at 611 Court St. is owned by Kathryn Burke O’Brian Lewis, according to county records.

Dimaio is held in the Dallas County Jail on a $1 million cash-only bond. He is scheduled to be sentenced Oct. 25 in Dallas County District Court.

Dimaio faces up to 10 years’ imprisonment for pleading guilty to third-degree sexual assault. The other charges were dismissed as part of the plea agreement with the Dallas County Attorney’s office.

In a separate case, Dimaio was arrested Sept. 18, 2018, by officers of the Clive Police Department on a charge of third-degree sexual abuse in connection with an incident in which he allegedly date raped a female in Clive during the 2017 Waukee homecoming weekend.

The earlier case was transferred to the juvenile court system in November 2018 by Dallas County District Court Judge Terry Rickers. The disposition of the juvenile case is confidential.

*A criminal charge is merely an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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