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Iowa man accused of sexually abusing athletes

August 29, 2014
Associated Press

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — A Davenport man serving as a caretaker during the state's Special Olympics in Ames earlier this year has been accused of sexually abusing two athletes.

The Quad-City Times reports ( ) 24-year-old Tyshon VanBlue was charged Thursday in Story County District Court with five counts of third-degree sexual abuse. Court records do not list an attorney.

VanBlue is accused of performing sex acts on two men in May while they stayed at Iowa State University for the Special Olympics Iowa event. The athletes were also residents of a community care facility in Davenport where VanBlus was on staff.

Authorities say the athletes have mental disabilities that preclude them from giving consent to sex acts.

VanBlue remains at the Story County Jail on a $50,000 cash only bond.


Information from: Quad-City Times,



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