MONROE COUNTY, Iowa (KWWL) – The Albia Police Department has arrested and charged 30-year-old Andrew James Richardson of Oskaloosa with multiple sex crimes. All charges are felonies.
Richardson was charged with two counts of Sexual Abuse in the Third Degree, three counts of Enticement of a Minor, and four counts of Sexual Exploitation of a Minor.
The charges against Richardson follow a complaint made to the Albia Police. The person complaining reported that sexually-explicit photographs of a juvenile female were sent to a social media user, who characterized himself as a 16-year-old boy. Following the information given by the person, Richardson was identified as the owner of the social media account.
During the investigation, Richardson was found having sexually-explicit photographs depicting juvenile females. Evidence was also found that showed sexual contact between Richardson and a juvenile female.
Richardson is at the Monroe County Jail on a cash-only bond of $75,000.
The investigation into the activities of Mr. Richardson continues. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Albia Police Department at 641.932.7815 or the Division of Criminal Investigation at 515.725.6010.