U.S. Marshals Arrest Former Waterloo Teacher

ANKENY, Iowa - The U.S. Marhals Service arrested Larry David Twigg, 54, in Ankeny Wednesday around 10:15pm. The Waterloo man is accused of failing to register with the Iowa Sex Offender Registry within five days of moving.

Twigg was convicted in April 2011 and sentenced to two years in prison on five counts of lascivious acts with a minor. During his trial he was accused of convincing a student to cover himself in chocolate sauce, eggs, and sprinkles. He also forced the young man to make snow angels in his boxer shorts. At sentencing, Twigg called his actions inexcusable but said they weren't sexually motivated.

Twigg posted a $5,000 bond and was out of jail pending an appeal. The Waterloo District fired Twigg from his teaching job in 2010.

Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal Mike Powell says they arrested Twigg in the 1500 block of Green Park Circle in Ankeny. A search of real estate records shows that a home in that area is owned by 29-year-old David Twigg. But his connection to Larry Twigg is not known. Powell says they believe Twigg was living in Ankeny for at least three weeks. He says the Marshals Service is part of a fugitive task force that looks for sex offenders. However, Twigg faces only state charges because he didn't move out of Iowa.

Twigg bonded out of the Polk County jail around 2:30 Thursday morning.
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