Ottumwa Man Found Guilty of Repeated Sexual Abuse of Child


An Ottumwa man was found guilty of several felonies stemming from recurring sexual abuse of minors.

On Tuesday, a unanimous jury convicted David Johnson, 51, on four counts of Sexual Abuse in the 2nd degree, three counts of Sexual Abuse in the 3rd degree, four counts of Neglect of a Dependent Person, four counts of Lascivious Acts with a Child, and four counts of Incest.

The Wapello County Sheriff’s Office says in September 2020, the office received information about alleged ongoing sexual abuse occurring in Wapello County. Throughout the course of the investigation, the sheriff’s office discovered that there were two victims that testified to sexual abuse. Court records say one of the victims was an 11-year-old girl and the abuse was over the course of 18 months. Johnson was arrested on September 14th, 2020.

Johnson is currently in the Wapello County Jail. His sentencing hearing is scheduled for July 5th.

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