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Former SEV HS Choir Director Arrested By Gowrie Police

After a year-long investigation, the Gowrie Police Department arrested a former  Southeast Valley High School Choir Director. 29 year old Brandon Edward Louis was taken into custody by Gowrie Police yesterday morning at the Webster County Law Enforcement Center. Since the allegations were made on November 19th last year, multiple search warrants were conducted. Gowrie police also conducted several interviews with current and former students. Louis is facing a charge of:  Sexual Exploitation by a School Employee (Class D Felony). He was released from Webster County Jail after posting bond. Louis is considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. 

The Gowrie Police Department would like to thank the Southeast Valley School  District for their swift action in this matter and their assistance in the investigation.   The Webster County Attorney’s  Office, Webster County Sheriff’s Office, Fort Dodge/Webster County Cyber  Crimes Unit, and the Iowa Department of Criminal Investigations assisted Gowrie Police in this investigation. 

Anyone with further information in this case is urged to contact the Gowrie Police Department or Webster County Crimestoppers.

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