A fifth-grade teacher and father of two who was recently fired from the Sioux Center Christian School in Iowa has been charged with 140 counts of sexual abuse involving multiple children, all under the age of 14. The teacher, Curtis Van Dam, 35, was arrested last Wednesday, according to a KSFY report. His

crimes allegedly occurred between 2013 and last month when he was exposed. Now, the entire Sioux Center community is reeling in shock.  “The entire community is shocked and also very saddened,” Sioux Center Police Chief Paul Adkins said. “Emotions are very high in the community.” The police chief says in the 44 years he has been in the community, “we have never had anything like this at all happen.” MORE