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Posted on: July 7, 2021

Marshalltown Police Department Investigates Sexual Exploitation Allegation

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On June 23, 2021, the Marshalltown Police Department received allegations concerning potential exploitation and inappropriate contact between an adult male and a thirteen-year-old juvenile. Further investigation revealed that the adult male has been a teacher in the Marshalltown Community School District and the juvenile has been a student in the district.

On July 7, 2021, the Marshalltown Police Department arrested Adam Eugene Edgington, age 42, of Nevada, Iowa. Mr. Edgington has been charged with Sexual Exploitation by a School Employee (Class D Felony). Mr. Edgington has been released pending a court appearance on July 12, 2021.


This is an active investigation. Allegations under investigation involve inappropriate contact and communication between Mr. Edgington and the juvenile. It is alleged Mr. Edgington engaged in a specific pattern of conduct and behavior that progressed with a minor for the purpose of soliciting inappropriate physical contact with said minor. It is alleged Mr. Edgington committed these acts while employed as a teacher and that he knew the minor was under the age of eighteen.

Anyone with information about this crime should call the Marshalltown Police Department at 641.754.5725.  Additionally, tips can be submitted by calling 641.753.1234, or via text messaging by texting the word “marshall” followed by the tip to CRIMES (274637), or online at All tips are anonymous and could earn a reward of up to $1,000 if the tip results in an arrest.

(A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.)

For more information, please contact Police Chief Michael Tupper by calling 641.754.5771 or via email at

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