Sexual Abuse Arrest

A Storm Lake man was charged with sexual abuse after police investigated a report that a 13-year-old girl had been sexually assaulted.

Police allege 18-year-old Berden John of Storm Lake sexually assaulted the victim when she was 12 years of age multiple times at a residence in Storm Lake in the summer and fall of 2017. Police located John on Friday afternoon and charged him with three counts of third-degree sexual abuse, a class “C” felony. He was booked into the Buena Vista County Jail on a ten-thousand dollar bond.

Police were assisted in the investigation by the Sexual Assault Response Team and the Child Advocacy Center at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City.