A man is accused of drugging, beating and sexually abusing a teenage boy.
According to the Des Moines Register, police arrested 54-year-old Kenneth Turner Sunday in Bloomfield.
The police chief says Turner let the teen move into his home last week. Reports say the troubled teen needed a place to stay after problems with his legal guardians.
Turner is accused of inappropriately touching the teen and locking him in a basement bathroom.
The boy managed to escape.
Turner is charged with seven counts of 3rd degree sex abuse, assault and administering a harmful substance.
Turner is out on bond.