Coralville Man Accused of Sexually Abusing Toddler at Work


By Aaron Hepker

JOHNSON COUNTY, Iowa - A 21-year-old Coralville man was arrested early this morning on suspicion of committing a sex act on a toddler sometime in the past month.

Tristan Alexander Loughran faces a charge of felony second-degree sexual abuse after he admitted to an Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation agent that he committing a sex act on a 2-year-old girl sometime in February or March, according to a criminal complaint.

The incident allegedly took place in Iowa City at Loughran’s place of work, police reported. After the DCI turned over the investigation to Iowa City police, Loughran again admitted to committing the sex act on the same toddler, according to the criminal complaint.

Police have identified the victim and confirmed that Loughran had access to her and was, at times, alone with her, according to the complaint. Investigators also learned that the toddler showed signs of having been sexual abused around the time Loughran said the abuse occurred.

Loughran doesn’t have a significant criminal history in Iowa. He did change his name last year from Tristan Tjarks to Tristan Loughran, according to online court records.

He left the Johnson County Jail Wednesday morning after posting a $25,000 cash or surety bond.
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