Storm Lake Man Arrested for Assaulting a Child Two Years After the Alleged Incident

A Storm Lake man has been charged with assaulting a child two years ago.

Back on September 19th, the Storm Lake Police Department was called to the Storm Lake Middle School on a report of suspected physical abuse of a child that occurred at a local residence. After an investigation was launched, police alleged that in the summer of 2020, a man identified as 24-year-old Eh Lwe choked and hit the child with a tablet on the head while he was caring for her at a Storm Lake residence. The child endured minor injuries from the incident.

Last Thursday, October 13th, Storm Lake Police applied for an arrest warrant for Eh Lwe. He was charged with Child Endangerment Causing Bodily Injury, a class D felony. On Monday of this week, Eh Lwe was located at 925 West 6th Street of Storm Lake, and he was taken into custody without incident.

Lwe was booked into the Buena Vista County Jail on a five-thousand dollar bond. The Iowa Department of Human Services and the MercyOne Child Advocacy Center assisted in the investigation.



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