The Poweshiek County Sheriff’s office has released details on the arrest of a Deep River man for sexual abuse. Chris Johnson reports that 33-year old James Timothy Tyler was taken into custody Tuesday evening at his Deep River home.
The arrest comes after a month long investigation. The original complaint of a possible sexual abuse was made in early August –and alleged that Tyler had sexual intercourse and threatened to use force against a 14-year-old victim over a five month span in 2007 and 2008. Tyler has been charged with one count Sexual Abuse 2nd degree, 9 counts Sexual Abuse 3rd degree and 9 counts of Child Endangerment.
The investigation is on-going and additional charges against Tyler are pending. Tyler is being held at the Poweshiek County Jail on $25,000 bond.
Contributed by Chris Johnson, KGRN Radio, Grinnell