Advertisement

Ottumwa man arrested and charged with sexual exploitation of a minor

On Monday, April 26, 2021, the Ottumwa Police Department arrested David Lira, age 29, of 224...
On Monday, April 26, 2021, the Ottumwa Police Department arrested David Lira, age 29, of 224 Schuyler,
Published: Apr. 30, 2021 at 4:01 PM CDT
Email This Link
Share on Pinterest
Share on LinkedIn

OTTUMWA, Iowa (KYOU) -On April 18th at approximately 4:09 p.m., the Ottumwa Police Department was contacted by a local parent, who discovered inappropriate communications on their 13-year-old daughter’s telephone.

Police were able to identify the person responsible for sending those inappropriate messages and videos.

On Monday, April 26th, officers arrested 29-year-old David Lira of Ottumwa.

He was charged with Violation of the Sex Offender Registry Requirements.

Police obtained a search warrant for Lira’s cell phone and as a result, additional evidence was identified.

On Friday, April 30th officers arrested Lira on the following additional charges relating to this investigation:

· Sexual Exploitation of a Minor – Possession of Child Pornography – 11 Counts

· Sexual Exploitation of a Minor – 2 Counts

· Telephone Dissemination of Obscene Materials to a Minor – 1 Count

· Sex Offender Registry Violation 2nd Offense– 14 Counts

Copyright 2021 KYOU. All rights reserved.