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Man Who Served As Pastor Of Church And Executive Director Of Spencer Dream Center Resigns Amid Criminal Investigation

Fri 5-20-2016 IA"], ["1410 W. 18th St. Spencer

(Spencer)-- The pastor of a Spencer church who also serves as Executive Director of the Spencer Dream Center is stepping down from those positions as the result of an ongoing criminal investigation.    

Kevin Grimes has resigned as pastor of DaySpring Assembly of God Church and from his position on the Spencer Dream Center Board.    

The Clay County Attorney’s Office says Grimes has not been charged with anything to date, but the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation is looking into a complaint of an alleged violation of Iowa Code regarding sexual exploitation by a counselor, therapist or school employee.    

The family of a man who attempted suicide in the Dream Center question the treatment their son was given, who was suffering from depression. Officials aren’t saying though whether or not the criminal investigation is stemming from that specific incident.

Officials with the Dream Center say the board is reviewing and submitting policy revisions to the Iowa Department of Public Health.