Public Safety

Walker man accused of sexually abusing autistic teen

CEDAR RAPIDS — Linn County deputies arrested a 61-year-old Walker man Thursday after it was reported he was seen sexually abusing a 15-year-old boy.

David J. Brown faces two counts of third-degree sexual abuse, according to the criminal complaint.

The Linn County Sheriff’s Office said it was alerted to the abuse by a woman who reported she “inadvertently walked in on” Brown on July 12 as he was engaged in a sexual act with the boy.

The boy, according to the criminal complaint, is autistic.

Investigators said Brown admitted to having been sexually inappropriate with the boy on two occasions, according to the complaint.

Brown is being held at Linn County Jail on cash bonds totaling $20,000.

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