DCI to Release Information Friday in Boarding School Sex Abuse Case

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KEOKUK, Iowa – Authorities are expected to release more information Friday about an investigation into alleged sexual abuse involving a staff member of Midwest Academy and a former student.

Search warrants were executed Thursday at the school’s campus in Keokuk and a second location affiliated with the academy at 2818 Hwy. 218 in Montrose.

Officials say the academy is a therapeutic boarding school with students from across the county and around the world.

The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation is holding a news conference  at 10:00 Friday morning at the Lee County Sheriff’s Office in Montrose to release more information about the case.

The FBI, Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, Special Enforcement Operations Bureau, Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, Iowa DCI Crime Lab Crime Scene Team, State Fire Marshal Division, Iowa State Patrol, Division of Intelligence and Fusion Center and the Lee County Sheriff’s Office are all assisting in the investigation.