3 Counts of Sexual Abuse for Ottumwa Man

An Ottumwa man was arrested Tuesday morning for multiple sex abuse charges.

On June 18, 2024, at approximately 9:35 a.m., Alex Michael Simmers-Stephens, age 32, was arrested at his residence located at 308 McPherson, Ottumwa. Simmers-Stephens was arrested on warrants for three counts of Sexual Abuse in the 3rd Degree, all Class ā€œCā€ Felonies. These charges involve three different victims who reported being assaulted by Simmers-Stephens.

The dates involving when these allegations took place are May 6, 2022; March 2, 2024; and April 4, 2024; at various locations in Ottumwa.

Simmers-Stephens is being held in the Wapello County Jail with a $30,000 cash only bond.