Search Warrants Executed at Boarding School for Sex Abuse Investigation

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KEOKUK, Iowa — Authorities are executing two search warrants Thursday at the Midwest Academy campus in Keokuk.

A release by the Iowa Department of Public Safety says the search warrants stem from an investigation of alleged sexual abuse involving a staff member of the Midwest Academy and a former student of the academy.

The academy is a therapeutic boarding school that assists students from all over the country and world.

The first search warrant is being executed at the Midwest Academy campus at 2416 340th St. in Keokuk.

The other warrant is being executed at a second location affiliated with the Midwest Academy at 2818 Hwy. 218 in Montrose.

Authorities did not release any additional information Thursday.

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 involved in the investigation.

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