Des Moines Woman Accused of Sexually Abusing Dependent Adult


A Des Moines woman has been accused of sexual abuse with the victim being a dependent adult.

According to the Ottumwa Police Department, 42-year-old Shannon Loving worked as the victim’s caretaker in a group services home located at Sunrise Circle on the south side of Ottumwa.

Court records say Loving admitted to having sexual intercourse with the victim multiple times between January 2019 and August 2020. Due to the victim’s mental capacity, he was unable to provide consent.

A warrant for Loving’s arrest was filed this past March and on Wednesday, May 12th, Loving was placed under arrest and transported to the Wapello County Jail.

Loving was charged with third-degree sexual abuse, a Class C felony. Her bail has been set at $10,000.

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