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Eldridge officer pleads not guilty to sexually abusing 14-year-old girl while on duty

Former Eldridge police officer Andrew Denoyer was arrested and charged with sexual abuse of a 14-year-old girl.

ELDRIDGE, Iowa — Update: According to Iowa court records, former Eldridge police officer Andrew Denoyer pleaded not guilty and waived his right to a speedy trial on October 14, during a preliminary hearing.

Denoyer has been charged with three counts of third-degree sexual abuse of a 14-year-old girl while he was on duty.

The next trial date has yet to be made public.

News 8 will continue to update this story

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A former Eldridge officer has been arrested and charged with sexually abusing a 14-year-old girl.

24-year-old Andrew Denoyer was arrested and charged with third-degree sexual assault on Tuesday, September 28, according to the Iowa Department of Public Safety.

Denoyer is facing a Class C felony which, if convicted, could put him in jail for no more than 10 years, with a fine of at least $1,000 but no more than $10,000.

Scott County court documents show the incident took place on May 1, 2021. 

The court affidavit says Denoyer admitted to performing a sexual act while he was employed and on duty as an Eldridge Police officer.

He previously worked as a Davenport Police officer and graduated from the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy in December 2018.

An initial investigation began on Friday, September 24 when the Iowa Department of Criminal Investigations assisted the Scott County Sheriff's Office and Eldridge Police Department with the investigation.

According to Scott County Sheriff's Office, Denoyer was booked on Tuesday at 8:01 p.m. and released on Wednesday at 10:14 a.m. after posting a $10,000 bond.

Denoyer is scheduled for a preliminary hearing on October 14.