An Ottumwa man and convicted sex offender was arrested once again this time for sending pornographic messages to a 13 year old girl. The material was discovered on the child’s cell phone by a parent who then contacted authorities.
29 year old David Lira of Ottumwa is charged with two felony counts of sexual exploitation of a minor, 11 misdemeanor counts of sexual exploitation of a minor by possessing child pornography and 14 counts of violating the sex offender registry.
Additional evidence was also discovered on his cell phone after it was seized by police. Lira has waived his right to a preliminary hearing.