Bedford man arrested on sexual assault charge last week


January 6th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Clarinda Police Department reported this past weekend, the arrest last week of a Bedford man on a sexual assault charge, and the arrest of a Clarinda man on a separate charge of assault.

On Monday, Dec. 31st,. authorities charged 18-year old Keven Daniel Harris, of Bedford, with one count of felony sexual abuse of a child. The charge stems from an investigation that began in April 2012, during which it was alleged Harris had inappropriate sexual contact with a nine-year old female. Harris was taken into custody by officers with the Bedford Police Department, following the issuance of an arrest warrant. Harris was being held without bond in the Page County Jail pending an appearance before the magistrate. His preliminary hearing was set for 1:30-p.m. Wed., Jan. 9th.

And, last Friday, Jan. 4th, 18-year old Jason Lovell Congress, of Clarinda, was charged with misdemeanor assault resulting in bodily injury. The teen was taken into custody at the Clarinda Academy, following an investigation into the assault of a 16-year old student, who suffered a broken jaw during the incident. Congress was being held in the Page County Jail on $1,000 bond, pending an initial appearance before the magistrate.