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Ex-Sioux County deputy, wife facing multiple charges

A now former Sioux County Sheriff’s deputy and his wife were arrested Thursday on numerous counts including felonies. 

According to a joint press release from the Sioux County Sheriff and the Sioux County Attorneys offices: Caleb and Jill Haverdink of Maurice were arrested on seven counts of Neglect of a Dependent Person, Class C Felonies; two counts of Mandatory Reporter Violations, Simple Misdemeanors; and one count of False Report to Law Enforcement, a Simple Misdemeanor.  These charges are the result of a criminal investigation conducted by the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI).

According to the complaint and affidavits, the Haverdink’s had prior knowledge of a child in their care committing numerous acts of sexual abuse and sexualized acts against other children and took no meaningful action(s) to mitigate the sexual abuse or protect the children under their care. Their inaction put children under their care at high risk of victimization for sexual abuse.

At the time of the initial complaint, Caleb Haverdink was employed by the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office as a deputy sheriff. To avoid any conflict of interest, the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office and Sioux County Attorney’s Office immediately recused themselves from any part of the investigation and requested assistance from the DCI and the Clay County, Iowa Attorney’s Office.

Caleb and Jill Haverdink were released Thursday on $5,000 bond each. 

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