Police arrest former teacher on sex-abuse charge

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UPDATE: Davenport Police announced on Monday that Julian Lira has been arrested on a charge of second-degree sex abuse.

The 32-year-old former teacher was being held Monday on $50,000 cash bond in Scott County Jail, where he was booked at 9:24 a.m.

Lira is a former teacher at Adams Elementary, Mike Vondran, spokesperson for the Davenport Community Schools district, told Local 4 News on Monday. “He was put on administrative leave in September of last year when the district became aware of the investigation,” Vondran said.

Lira is accused of engaging in a sex act with a minor under the age of 12 in Davenport during the summer of 2019, the arrest affidavit says.

EARLIER UPDATE: Davenport police ask the public’s help in finding 32-year-old Julian Lira, who is wanted on a charge of second-degree sex abuse.

A post on the Davenport Police Department’s Facebook page says Lira is Hispanic, weighs about 200 pounds and is 5′ 7″ with brown hair and brown eyes.

Lira is listed as a teacher for Davenport Community Schools on the school district website, although we do not know whether or where he currently teaches.

Police ask anyone with information about Lira’s whereabouts to call 911.

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