The Ottumwa Courier

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May 12, 2011

Bloomfield man faces sex abuse, kidnapping charges

BLOOMFIELD — A Bloomfield man has been charged with kidnapping and sexual abuse following allegations he sexually abused a woman at his home.

The Bloomfield Police Department charged James Kozak, 21, with sexual abuse in the second degree (Class B felony) and kidnapping in the first degree (Class A felony) early Wednesday morning.

The alleged victim, an adult female, reported the alleged incident to authorities at 7:40 a.m. Wednesday.

Authorities interviewed Kozak at his home, 107 W. Walnut, and recovered a shotgun and a handheld taser from the residence. Bloomfield Police Chief Shawn Armstrong told the Courier that the gun and taser “are believed to be used during the commission of the incident.” Other evidence, Armstrong said, was also collected at Kozak’s residence and was transported to the Division of Criminal Investigation’s crime lab in Ankeny.

Kozak was being held in the Davis County Jail and is scheduled to appear before a magistrate at 9 a.m. today.

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