Fort Dodge man charged with sexual exploitation, drug charges

Fort Dodge- A Fort Dodge has been arrested on prostitution, sexual exploitation and drug charges. 31 year old Louis Gaudio made his initial appearance at Webster County Magistrate Court Thursday and is charged with one count of prostitution, two counts of sexual exploitation of a minor , 5 controlled substance violations and 4 counts of failure to affix a drug tax stamp.

Gaudio allegedly began delivering drugs in the Fort Dodge area in October of 2017 and in the same month allegedly paid an underage girl to perform sexual acts on him. Gaudio is being held in the Webster County Jail on bonds adding up to $85,000. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for Sept 21.