A Coralville man has been arrested and charged with sexual abuse of a minor, at a daycare that he owns in the city, along with his wife.

Monday morning, April 18, 63-year-old Jeffrey L. Dodds of Coralville was booked into the Johnson County Jail in Iowa City after being arrested and charged with two counts of 2nd Degree Sexual Abuse, a Class B felony.

According to KCRG, the alleged abuse happened between June 1, 2021 and November 19, 2021. The Johnson County Sheriff's Office says the abuse of a victim under age 14 occurred when the victim was being cared for at Dodds' home address. Jeffrey Dodds and his wife Jill, a Coralville City Council Member for the last 10 years, co-own Simple Abundance Child Care, which they operate from their home on 12th Avenue in Coralville.

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The Simple Abundance Child Care website says they "care for 12 full time children ages birth-five years." It also states that Jeff Dodds previously worked as an EMT/Firefighter and that the child care center has been in business since 1998.

Dodds will make his first court appearance today.

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