Former Teacher Pleas Guilty To Sex Charges With Minors


(Orange City) — A former teacher with the Sioux Center Christian School has pleaded guilty to the charges of sexual contact with minors.  37-year old, Curtis Van Dam of Sioux Center appeared in Sioux County District Court Friday morning before Judge Steven Andreasen. Van Dam was charged with one count of second-degree sexual abuse, five counts of third-degree sexual abuse, and one count of sexual exploitation by a school employee. Van Dam could be sentenced to serve up to 80
years in prison. Under the terms of the agreement, Van Dam will register as a sex offender with the Iowa Sex Offender Registry. He will be on parole for life once he is released from prison. Van Dam was accused of having sexual contact with at least 13 children, all under the age of 13.