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An investigation into allegations of sexual abuse involving children, has led to the arrest of a Legrand man.

May 30, 2012

1500 block of E. Anson St. in Marshalltown - An investigation into allegations of sexual abuse involving children, has led to the arrest of a Legrand man. Arrest warrants were issued this date, and at about 4:00pm, Marshall County Sheriff's Deputies arrested the suspect, without incident, in the 1500 block of E. Anson St. in Marshalltown.

Arrested was:

Phillip Lee Carter, age 29, of 605 W. Main St., Lot #21, Legrand, IA.

Carter has been charged with the following offenses under the State Code of Iowa:

  • Sexual Abuse in the 2nd Degree ( 2 counts ), a Class B Felony, punishable by up to a maximum of 25 years in prison.
  • Lascivious Acts with a Child, (1 count ), a Class D Felony, punishable by up to a maximum 5 years in prison and/or a fine.

Carter is being held at the Marshall County Jail without bond pending an initial appearance in court on May 31st, 2012.

The charges against Carter involve alleged sexual acts against children under the age of twelve, who lived within the suspect's household, during the past two years. This case is yet under investigation by the Marshall County Sheriff's Office, the Department of Human Services, and the Marshall County Attorney's Office. Carter is the lone suspect in this case at this time, and additional charges are pending.

About Marshall County Sheriff's Office
The Marshall County, Iowa Sheriff's Office is headed up by Sheriff Ted G. Kamatchus. Sheriff Kamatchus is committed to keeping communities and neighborhoods safe in Marshall County.

For additional information or a sample copy, contact:
Burt Tecklenburg
Marshall County Sheriff's Office
Fax 641-754-6325

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