- Associated Press - Thursday, March 5, 2015

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) - A Davenport man has made a deal with prosecutors and pleaded guilty to accusations that he sexually abused a mentally disabled person at a residential care facility.

The Quad-City Times reports (https://bit.ly/18lD4mS ) that in return for Tyshon VanBlue’s plea, prosecutors agreed to drop five counts stemming from an unrelated case involving two Special Olympics athletes. He’s scheduled to be sentenced on April 15.

VanBlue was arrested Aug. 22 and charged with sexually abusing a resident at the Handicapped Development Center, where VanBlue worked. VanBlue had been charged with performing sex acts on two men in May while they stayed at Iowa State University for the Special Olympics Iowa event. The athletes also were residents at the Davenport facility where VanBlue worked.


Information from: Quad-City Times, https://www.qctimes.com

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