Former Buena Vista Juvenile Courts Employee Accused of Sexually Abusing 14 Year-Old Client
The Storm Lake Police Department says a former employee of the Buena Vista County juvenile courts office is charged with sexually abusing a 14 year-old girl. On Monday, Estherville police arrested 26 year-old Estherville resident Trent Prather, who was charged with 3rd degree sexual abuse. Investigators say that between September 1 and October 31 of 2008, Prather engaged in a sex act with a 14 year-old female who was a client of the juvenile court system. Prather, who was at the time a community service supervisor, allegedly promised to eliminate the victim's court-assigned community service hours in exchange for sex. Prather is being held on $10,000 bond awaiting transfer to the Buena Vista County Jail.