OPD Arrests D.Cooper on Sexual Abuse, Incest Charges

Oskaloosa Police Department


Media Release


May 2, 2018


On Tuesday May 1, 2018 the Oskaloosa Police arrested and charged Dennis Eugene Cooper, age 44, of 1668 235th St. Oskaloosa, Ia.  The defendant was charged with Sexual Abuse 2nd Degree, Sexual Abuse 3rd Degree, and Incest.  This arrest stems from an investigation into allegations that the defendant had been sexually assaulting a member of the household.  These sexual assaults first started in 2008 and continued through 2018. These sexual assaults also occurred in multiple residences with in Mahaska County and Oskaloosa.  

Sexual Abuse in the 2nd Degree is a Class “B” felony and punishable by up to twenty-five years in a state penitentiary.

Sexual Abuse in the 3rd Degree is a Class “C” felony punishable by up to ten years in a state penitentiary.

Incest is a Class “D” felony punishable by up to five years in a state penitentiary.

The defendant is currently incarcerated in the Mahaska County Jail with a $300,000 bond.


It should be noted a criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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