The Shelby County sheriff and the Iowa Department of Human Services have concluded an investigation into the alleged sexual abuse of a child — by making an arrest. Sheriff Mark Hervey says 33-year-old Jesse Smith, of Defiance, faces charges that include lascivious acts with a child and second degree sexual abuse.
Smith was arrested Tuesday in connection with acts involving a 12-year-old that are alleged to have occurred at a residence in Defiance. He was being held in the Shelby County Jail, on $25,000 bond.
Contributed by Ric Hanson, KJAN, Atlantic