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All this week, we've been telling you about a sex abuse investigation at the Patriot Mobile Home Park in Davenport. That's where mothers, entrusted with the safety of their children are now accused of deliberately leaving them in the hands of sexual predators.

"Honestly it wouldn't surprise me if there were more victims, but those are the ones that we are aware of at this time," said Scott County Sheriff's Office Lt. Bryce Schmidt.

The count is up to nine Scott County children all under the age of 13 who investigators say were sexually abused inside this davenport trailer between 2010 and 2013. 

The Sheriff's Office said some were also used in the making of child pornography. Now the mothers of those children have been arrested, accused of allowing their kids to spend time alone with registered sex offenders. 

"You had a handful of parents that these offenders manipulated and led them to believe that their children were safe with them," said Lt. Schmidt. "Allowed them to go over to their residence, allowed them to spend the night, allowed them to take trips with these offenders."

Those three men: Melvin Lucier is charged with sexually assaulting two girls, four and five years old. James Faler, arrested in Kentucky and found with possession of the child pornography. David Conger, arrested for violating the Iowa Sex Offender Registry. 

The three men lived together in trailer number 19 at the Patriot Mobile Home Park where deputies said the child sex abuse happened. 

"This is the largest sex abuse case that I've been involved with in 20 years," said Lt. Schmidt.

Lt. Schmidt said right now they believe they've arrested all of the people involved. Now he wants parents to be on the lookout. 

"Just that awareness and just that constant watching their children and knowing who their children are with goes a long way," said Lt. Schmidt. 

 


To report a child who you think might be abused, call 1-800-362-2178.

 

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