Burlington man arrested for “relationship” with 14-year-old

BURLINGTON, Iowa- A Burlington man faces several charges after having what police call, a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old.

On Thursday, May 9, the Burlington Police Department arrested Shawn William Dickenson, 33,  of Burlington, Iowa on multiple counts of sexual abuse in the 3rd degree.

A person is considered to have committed 3rd-degree sexual abuse when they perform a sex act against a victim who is 14 or 15 years old and the offender is four or more years older than them or if the act is done by force or against their will, according to Iowa sexual assault laws.

Police say the sexual relationship spanned over a four-month period of time.

Investigators are looking into more charges.

Shawn William Dickenson faces five counts of sexual abuse in the 3rd degree, all class C felonies.

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