The Sioux Center Police Department said they arrested 35-year-old former Sioux Center Christian School teacher, Curtis Van Dam, of Sioux Center, Iowa, on over 100 charges of child abuse.
Police said the charges stem after a complaint was lodged with police against Van Dam on October 18, 2017. The complaint alleged inappropriate conduct between Van Dam, who was a teacher at the school, and a student attending the school.
Van Dam has been charged with 14 counts sexual exploitation by a teacher, 72 counts of sexual abuse in the 2nd degree, 12 counts of sexual abuse in the 3rd degree, two counts lascivious acts with a child Class C Felony, one count of lascivious acts with a child Class D Felony, 34 counts of lascivious conduct with a minor and five counts indecent exposure. Continue reading