Buchanan County deputies arrest man for sex abuse

INDEPENDENCE – A Des Moines man was arrested for allegedly having sexual contact with a teenager in Buchanan County in 2020.

Sheriff’s deputies arrested 29-year-old Drew Logan Opperman on Wednesday on a warrant for third-degree sexual abuse and related felony charges. Bail was set at $75,000.

He is accused of sexually touching a 15-year-old girl when they were both passengers in a vehicle traveling in northeast Iowa in November and December 2020 and while in a baseball dugout in a community in Buchanan County in December 2020.

Opperman is under conservatorship and receiving services for a mental disability, according to court records.

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