Charges of sexual abuse are filed against a Spirit lake man accused of molesting children. Authorities say they started the investigation a week ago when they were called to an apartment on 27th street. After interviewing a number of people, police say they arrested 39-year-old Joseph Lee Bouer, charged him with two counts of second-degree and two counts of third-degree sexual abuse. Police say Bouer assaulted several minor children. Bond’s been set at 70-thousand dollars and police got a search warrant for property the man owns including a semi tractor and a laptop computer, which they seized. Police are getting help in the investigation from Iowa’s department of Human services and say more charges could be filed.
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