×

Humboldt M.S. teacher accused of sexual exploitation of student

HUMBOLDT — A Humboldt Middle School teacher faces two felony charges accusing her of having illegal sexual contact with a female student.

Samantha Meyer-Davis, 31, of Rutland, turned herself in to the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Monday after a warrant was issued for her arrest, according to a media release from Humboldt County Sheriff Dean Kruger.

She faces charges of sex abuse in the third degree/child victim/person 4 or more years old, first offense; and sexual exploitation by a school employee.

The first charge is a class C felony; the second charge is a class D felony.

Kruger said in his media release that the victim was 14 when the accused began the alleged illegal contact with her.

The acts were committed between June 2022 and Nov. 1, 2023, in Humboldt County, according to online court records. The victim, who is a minor, turned 16 in late 2023.

Because she is a minor, her name will not be published.

Kruger said in his media release that authorities were alerted to the alleged crime in September of 2023. The following month, his department contacted the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation for assistance.

“Throughout the investigation, many interviews were conducted and multiple search warrants were granted for electronic devices, social media platforms, and physical addresses,” the Humboldt County sheriff’s release states. “As the investigation unfolded, physical evidence, videos, instant messages and physical contact between the two were discovered.

Additionally social media posts and text messages showed “evidence of a sexual and intimate relationship,” the criminal complaint states.

Meyer-Davis was released on a cash bond after her arrest.

She is expected back in Humboldt County court Thursday, the media release from the sheriff states.

A no contact order restraining Meyer-Davis from further contact with the victim was filed Friday.

In Iowa, conviction of a class C felony can result in up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000; conviction of a class D felony can result in up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $7,500.

Newsletter

Today's breaking news and more in your inbox

I'm interested in (please check all that apply)
Are you a paying subscriber to the newspaper? *

Starting at $4.62/week.

Subscribe Today