A Linden man was arrested and faces a sexual abuse charge following an investigation by the Department of Human Services and the Stuart Police Department.

According to court documents, 35-year-old John Alan Hillgren was arrested by Guthrie County Sheriff’s deputies Tuesday on a charge of second degree sexual abuse, a class B felony. The charge was filed after a female victim under the age of 12 was interviewed on May 31st at the Blank Children’s Support Teams for Achieving Resiliency (STAR) Center in Des Moines. The victim claimed that Hillgren performed a sexual act on her when she was 5 or 6-years-old. She said the act occurred in her Stuart home. Several interviews conducted with the victim’s therapist and family members led to the charge. Hillgren posted bond Tuesday. Raccoon Valley Radio will bring you more information as it becomes official.