Coralville Official’s Husband Charged with Sexually Abusing Minor
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.
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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