Sioux Center Elem. Teacher Arrested For Alleged Sexual Abuse Involving Students
SIOUX CENTER, I.A. – A Sioux Center, Iowa elementary teacher has been arrested and charged with numerous counts of inappropriate conduct with students.
35-year-old Curtis Van Dam has been charged with the following:
- 72 counts of 2nd Degree Sexual Abuse
- 34 counts of Lascivious Conduct with a Minor
- 14 counts of Sexual Exploitation by a Teacher
- 12 counts of 3rd Degree Sexual Abuse
- 5 counts of Indecent Exposure
- 2 counts of Lascivious Acts with a Child/Class C Felony
- 1 count of Lascivious Acts with a Child/Class D Felony
Sioux Center police say a complaint was filed on October 18th, 2017 of alleged misconduct between Van Dam, a teacher at Sioux Center Christian School, and a student attending the school.
Through the investigation police determined that the earliest complaint was filed in August of 2013, with allegations occurring up to October of 2017. The alleged misconduct took place at various locations including the school and with numerous students.
Van Dam was arrested and is currently at the Sioux County Jail. Police say the investigation is on-going and more charges may be filed.