Estherville Man Accused Of Sexual Relations With A 15-Year-Old Girl

Wed 2-1-2017

(Estherville)-- An Estherville man accused of having sexual relations with a 15-year-old girl has been charged with sexual abuse.

Estherville police say 21-year-old Dakota Kelly of Estherville has been charged with sexual abuse in the 3rd degree, a class ā€œCā€ felony.

Police say the investigation was the result of a complaint they received from the Iowa Department of Human Services.

Kelly is accused of starting the relationship with the 15-year-old girl in April of last year, when he was 20.

Kelly has since been released from jail after making an initial court appearance and posting a $5,000 unsecured bond.

In addition to the Department of Human Services, Estherville police were assisted in the investigation by the Centers Against Sexual Abuse and the Child Advocacy Center in Sioux City.