Clinton Teacher Charged with Sexually Abusing Teen

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CLINTON, Iowa -- An Iowa middle school teacher is in jail accused of sexually abusing a minor.

Police arrested 40-year-old Christopher Nielsen last Friday.

Nielson is a special education teacher at Clinton Middle School. He's been charged with third degree sexual abuse.

Police say he had sexual contact with a 15-year-old student.

Nielson is being held in the Clinton County Jail on a $20,000 cash only bond.