Two members of a high school wrestling team in southwest Iowa were arrested Tuesday on sexual abuse charges. The arrests follow an investigation that started last week after a parent of a Nodaway Valley wrestler reported her son was the possible victim on an assault in the high school’s wrestling room in mid December.
Police then learned of two other potential victims. Investigators say the assaults were “sexual in nature” and were “directly related to some type of punishment toward the victims.” Eighteen-year-old Mikel Feick and an unnamed 17-year-old juvenile are now charged with second-degree sexual abuse.
Both have been removed from the wrestling team, but there’s no word if they’re still students at Nodaway Valley High School.
This is the second known investigation in recent weeks involving inappropriate conduct by members of an Iowa high school wrestling team. Police have submitted simple assault charges against three members of the Lisbon High School wrestling squad in connection with an incident that took place in a locker room.
The Linn County Attorney’s office is reviewing that case.