STORM LAKE, Iowa -- An 18-year-old male was arrested by Storm Lake Police Jan. 29 and charged with three counts of sexual abuse in the third degree (class C felony).
The police were advised that a 13-year-old female had alleged she was sexually assaulted by Berden John, of Storm Lake.
Police conducted an investigation, alleging that John had sexually assaulted the victim multiple times when she was 12 years old. The incidents allegedly occurred at a Storm Lake residence in the summer and fall of 2017.
John was located and taken into custody. He was booked into the Buena Vista County Jail on a $10,000 bond.
The Storm Lake Police Department was assisted in this investigation by the Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) and the Child Advocacy Center at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City.