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Rudd man accused of sex abuse turns himself in

Authorities say he's been a fugitive since mid-August.

Posted: Nov. 14, 2017 7:27 PM
Updated: Nov. 15, 2017 8:24 AM

NEW HAMPTON, Iowa – A Floyd County man has turned himself in on sexual abuse charges in Chickasaw County.

55-year-old David Edward Williams of Rudd was first arrested on June 20 and accused of 1st and 3rd degree sexual abuse and incest. Authorities say he committed sex acts on a girl in Alta Vista while she was 12 and 13 years old. The criminal complaint says the abuse began in May 2015 and continued into 2016.

Williams entered a not guilty plea on June 28 but court document say he became a fugitive in mid-August and failed to make any more court appearances.

The Chickasaw County Sheriff’s Office says Williams turned himself in on Tuesday and is being held on $50,000 cash only bond.

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