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Iowa middle school basketball coach sent to prison for secretly recording showers

SIOUX CITY, IOWA – The coach of an Iowa middle school boys’ basketball team who secretly made videos of boys on the team showering, was sentenced on September 12, 2018, to 15 years in federal prison.

Curtis Van Dam, age 36, from Sioux Center, Iowa, received the prison term after a June 11, 2018, guilty plea to one count of sexual exploitation of a child.

In a plea agreement, Van Dam admitted that between November of 2013 and October of 2017, in the Northern District of Iowa, he used minors under the age of 18 to engage in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of producing visual depictions of such conduct, using cameras, cell phones, SD cards, and an Apple MacBook A1181 Laptop personal computer.

Van Dam was sentenced in Sioux City by United States District Court Judge Leonard T. Strand. Van Dam was sentenced to 15 years’ imprisonment. He must also serve a 7-year term of supervised release after the prison term. Van Dam was ordered to pay two special assessments of $100 and $5000. There is no parole in the federal system.

United States Attorney Peter E. Deegan stated, “This case demonstrates our office’s continuing resolve to keep our children safe from sexual exploitation. We commend the fine work of the Sioux Center Police Department in this matter, and reiterate our commitment to working with our state and local partners to fight child exploitation in our communities.”

Van Dam is being held in the United States Marshal’s custody until he can be transported to a federal prison.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Timothy T. Duax and investigated by the Sioux Center Police Department.

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Hey pretzel man, you sure sound like you know this Bubbs fella pretty well! You bring him up all the time, do you know him personally?

The Catholic Church should be disbanded broke up into The Pervert Catholic Church and one that allows priests to marry a women call it church of not creeps Catholic Church.

This one guy who actually got a prison sentence. One out of 50 that do. The reason the easy case the video etc.. the tough cases are always pled down to probation. It’s sick. If we need more money it’s in the prosecution of these creeps.

We condemn this yet the church accepts such behavior from their own.

Sex criminals out number all bank robberies, blackmailers, killers, embezzlers, drunk drivers, drug dealers, domestic abusers, and in general never ‘do wells combine. Throw in tobacco users for good measure. lmao

Keep trying to convince your guilt borne conscience it’s ok. To all the priests, camp counselors, teachers, etc out there. Your are what is called a sex criminal. Poor bastards.

And teachers want better pay. This guy is just plain dumb. And these young female teachers that are constantly having sex with the young boys in their classes are getting caught almost every month across the nation. Imagine how many are not getting caught out there doing just terrible things to young men. Seduced by a BJ. lol

This is what you call ‘Dumb and Dumber. No pay hike!

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