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84 counts of sex abuse filed against northwest Iowa teacher

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Jail records say he remained in custody Thursday.

Posted: Nov 9, 2017 8:18 AM
Updated: Nov 9, 2017 8:34 AM

SIOUX CENTER, Iowa (AP) — A northwest Iowa fifth-grade teacher already charged with lascivious acts with a child now faces 84 counts of sexual abuse and other charges.
Police say 36-year-old Curtis Van Dam, of Sioux Center, also is charged with 14 counts of sexual exploitation by a teacher. Jail records say he remained in custody Thursday. His attorney didn't immediately return a call from The Associated Press.
Police say the charges stem from incidents involving numerous children between August 2013 and last month. A news release says the crimes occurred at various locations, including Sioux Center Christian School, where Van Dam worked.
Police began investigating after a complaint was filed alleging inappropriate conduct between Van Dam and a student at the school.

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