Des Moines Man Charged With Sexually Abusing Two Children


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DES MOINES, Iowa — A Des Moines man faces multiple charges after police say he sexually abused two children.

Jack Franklin, 66, faces two counts of second-degree sexual abuse and two counts of third-degree sexual abuse.

Court documents say the victims were under the age of 12 at the time.

Documents say the abuse against the victims went on for almost a decade from August of 2009 to earlier this year. Documents also indicate the victims were closely related to Franklin.

He is being held in the Polk County Jail on a $300,000 bond.


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