Ottumwa Man Accused of Sexually Assaulting Child


An Ottumwa man is behind bars after allegedly sexually assaulting a child.

Lieutenant Jason Bell of the Ottumwa Police Department says 37-year-old Reppet Elias Keichiro was arrested Thursday night.

At approximately 8:12 PM, officers were dispatched to the area of Ransom and Williams. It was reported to police that an eight year old juvenile had been sexually assaulted.

Keichiro was taken into custody after an investigation and was charged with sex abuse in the second degree, a Class B felony.

Keichiro is currently in the Wapello County Jail where his bail has been set at $25,000.

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