Iowa man allegedly used position to exploit...

Posted at 10:52 PM, Feb 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-17 23:52:53-05

A Pottawattamie County man is out on bond accused of using his position to coax minors into sex. James Raborn, 27, was booked into the Pottawattamie County Jail February 12.

Court records show he faces four counts of sexual exploitation of a minor by counselor or therapist from an incident that happened July 4, 2015. He is also charged with giving obscene material to minors and having child porn.

A report by ‘The Daily Nonpareil’ said Raborn had ties to the local LDS church. An LDS spokesperson told KMTV Wednesday they were looking into his ties, but cited the church’s zero tolerance policy regarding such acts.

Raborn paid a $6,500 bond. Pottawattamie county jail officials said he was released February 13.

KMTV reached Raborn at an Oakland, Iowa home Wednesday night. He would not comment on the charges or his connection to the LDS Church.

His next court appearance is March 9 in Council Bluffs.