We've posted on this case before....
Posted: Thu 3:19 PM, Jun 07, 2012
Reporter: The Associated Press
Father Charged With Sexually Abusing Kids Pleads Not Guilty
A Des Moines man charged with sexually abusing three of his nine children pleaded not guilty on Thursday.
The suspect entered his plea in Polk County District Court to nine counts of first-degree sexual abuse and two counts of multiple acts of child endangerment. His next court hearing was set for July 5th.
The man and his wife were charged in April. She was arrested on April 16th on three counts of child neglect. He fled Iowa and was captured in Chicago at his mother's apartment on April 19th.
The investigation began last fall with a runaway case. All the children have been placed in shelters or with foster families. The Associated Press is not using the couple's names to protect the privacy of the children.