A western Iowa man is charged in a child sexual abuse case. Police say 38-year-old Larry Gittins Junior of Harlan was arrested this week for alleged sexual abuse of a six-year-old girl in Atlantic five years ago. According to reports, the girl — who is now eleven — made the allegations when she viewed an episode of a daytime talk show that addressed the issue of sexual abuse.
The girl’s parents contacted authorities after she told them what allegedly happened. Gittins is charged with second-degree sexual abuse. He’s being held in the Cass County Jail in Atlantic. A trial date has not yet been set.