Ex-Iowa teacher sentenced to state prison on sex counts

SIOUX CENTER, Iowa (AP) — A former Sioux Center teacher already serving a federal prison sentence for having sexual contact with young boys has been sentenced to additional time in state prison on similar convictions.

The Sioux County Attorney’s office says 37-year-old Curtis Van Dam was sentenced Friday to 60 years in state prison. He pleaded guilty in November to one count of second-degree sexual abuse, five counts of third-degree sexual abuse and one count of sexual exploitation by a school employee.

The sentence will be served after his 15-year federal prison term.

Until being fired, Van Dam taught at Sioux Center Christian School. He was implicated in dozens of incidents involving boys under age 12 or 13.

Associated Press

Associated Press

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