Van Dam Released On Bond

A former Sioux Center Christian School teacher charged with having sexual contact with more than a dozen children has been released from custody.

According to court records, 36-year-old Curtis Van Dam of Sioux Center posted 10 percent of his 150-thousand dollar bond and bonded out of the Sioux County Jail. Van Dam has pleaded not guilty to 146 charges related to sexual contact with at least 13 children.

Van Dam was initially charged October 23rd… with additional charges filed in early November. The earliest allegation police discovered goes back to August of 2013 with subsequent allegations allegedly occurring through this October. Police say the alleged violations occurred at various locations, including the Sioux Center Christian School and involved numerous children.

He is scheduled to stand trial March sixth.