Man Accused of Sexual Abuse During Special Olympics

tyshon vanblue

AMES, Iowa — A Davenport man has been arrested on multiple accounts of sexual abuse during the Special Olympics in Ames.

Tyshon VanBlue, 24, was arrested Thursday. Authorities allege he assaulted two victims at an Iowa State University residence hall on May 22.

VanBlue, who works at a residential care facility in Davenport, has been charged with performing a sex act on a person suffering from a mental defect or incapacity which precluded giving consent. He faces five counts.

Officials say one of the athletes reported the abuse when they returned home to Scott County. They also say that athlete was a witness to the other victim’s abuse.

He’s being held on a $50,000 bond in the Story County Jail.


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