Polk County Sheriffs Office Press Release
On Friday, May 25, 2018, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office arrested 41-year-old Steven Lane of Polk City, for sexual battery of a juvenile boy, and the molestation of three other boys over several years. All four boys were between the ages of 12 and 17 at the time of his abuse.
During the investigation, three of the four boys indicated abuse by Lane. However, Lane admitted to detectives that he had had criminal sexual contact with all four, and the investigation is ongoing.
Steven Lane was arrested and charged with two counts of Sexual Battery (F-1) and three counts of Lewd Molestation, victims under 18 (F-2).
“This is an absolutely abhorrent situation…this man gained access to these boys, and then abused that trust and access. Hopefully, he’ll never have the opportunity to ever do this again.” – Grady Judd, Sheriff.
Lane was arrested and transported to the Polk County Jail. He has no prior criminal history. He is being held on $250,000 bond.