An Ames man has been arrested and charged with sexual exploitation of a minor.
According to Ames Police Sergeant Amber Christian, authorities were recently made aware of a possible child sex abuse situation in the area. The Ames Police Department executed search warrants at the residence and business of 44-year-old Carl D. Markley of Ames.
As a result of the investigation, Markley was arrested and charged with Sexual Exploitation of a Minor – Cause to Engage in Act, a class “C” felony.
Ames PD is still investigating the case.
If you have any information pertinent to the investigation, you are asked to contact Ames PD at 515-239-5133 or anonymously at 515-239-5533.
(UPDATE- Monday 3:27 p.m.) In a press release Monday, Ames PD announced additional charges filed against Markley. They are as follows:
- Human Trafficking, a class “D” felony
- Pimping, a class “D” felony
- Prostitution, an aggravated misdemeanor
According to the release, the added charges are a result of the “extensive investigation” that continues into Markley.
If you have been sexually abused, you are encouraged to call ACCESS, which provides free and confidential support to victims. The Sexual Assault Crisis Line can be reached at all hours by calling 515-292-5378.