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Ankeny man accused of groping woman on river

This news story was published on July 12, 2017.
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HARDIN COUNTY – An Ankeny man faces a felony charge of sexual abuse after he allegedly groped a woman during a float on the Iowa River.

Travis Eugene Evans, age 27 of Ankeny, Iowa, is accused of third-degree sexual abuse after an incident on July 8, 2017 in Hardin county on the Iowa River. The Iowa Falls Times-Citizen reports that Evans was on the river on a float or tube when he grabbed the woman’s “behind” and then reached around and grabbed her groin area. Apparently, authorities were called and he was arrested and charged with the felony sex abuse crime that same day.

Evans, who lists himself on social media as a retirement specialist at a bank, was released from the Hardin county jail the next day. He will face a hearing on July 21 in Hardin county court.


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8 Responses to Ankeny man accused of groping woman on river

  1. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    September 13, 2018 at 11:43 am

    He did no harm She more then likely enjoyed it.

  2. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    September 17, 2017 at 10:34 am

    Give the guy a break no harm

  3. John Reply Report comment

    July 18, 2017 at 7:26 pm

    Anonymous who replied to my comment,
    Do you think that a charge of public urination is grounds to put someone on the sex offendry register? If you do, you need help. Where in my post am i PROMOTING sexual assault. What an asinine comment on your part.
    None of us were there and have NO idea what the circumstances were, including you. I don’t believe grabbing a person’s ass constitutes sexual abuse (adult to adult). That is just ridiculous. If i was on a river and some guy only grabbed my wife’s butt she and i would both start laughing. If he continued after being told to stop that is a different story…..or if he grabbed her in the front, that is also a different story.
    Next time I am at a waterpark or at a bar or concert…and some drunk woman grabs my ass I will remember your response, call the cops, and have the woman charged with 3rd degree sexual assault for having drinks and grabbing my ass. Give me a break. Go back to your couch and turn The Waltons back on.

  4. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 16, 2017 at 9:56 pm

    Maybe more details should of been shared, were they flirting all day, drinking, etc, what a joke

  5. John Reply Report comment

    July 13, 2017 at 4:41 pm

    Obviously, none of us were there and don’t know the circumstances surrounding what happened. None-the-less, this guy was an idiot when he grabbed her in her “groin” area if in fact that is what he did. The grabbing of the ass you can excuse…… It is just sad that he can be charged with 3rd degree sexual abuse for what he did. That charge will now be with him the rest of his life even if he pleads guilty to a reduced charge. He was stupid for doing what he did and the law is stupid with the type of charge that resulted in this case.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      July 13, 2017 at 7:22 pm

      John you are an ass for suggesting that ass grabbing is ok. You should grab both your ears and jerk your head out of your ass before you are accused of promoting sexual assault.

  6. Donald T. Rump Reply Report comment

    July 13, 2017 at 4:12 am

    Dumb ass. You don’t “grope women on the river” you grab them by the pussy.

  7. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 12, 2017 at 9:38 pm

    Looks like he needs to close his eyes before he bleeds to death