Albert City man arrested on sex abuse charges

Man reportedly abused child

Sheriff Robert Lampe reports that on Jan. 24, after receiving a report of alleged sexual abuse from DHS, an Albert City man was arrested on multiple charges related to the incident.

On Friday, Matthew Gritten, 42, was taken into custody upon the conclusion of an investigation into the allegations, which took place on Jan. 15.

Gritten allegedly had sexually abused a child under the age of 12.

Gritten was charged with two counts of sexual abuse and two counts of lascivious acts with a child.

Gritten is being held at the Pocahontas County Jail on a $120,000 bond.