Police: Teen Sexually Abused, Exploited by Man Who Lied About His Age
DES MOINES, Iowa – A Des Moines man is in the Polk County Jail facing charges of sexual exploitation of a minor and assault with intent to commit sexual abuse. Twenty-one-year-old Malike Sharkey was booked on the charges Wednesday night. Des Moines police say their investigation began Oct. 12th when the victim in the case, a 16-year-old female, contacted them. The alleged abuse started when the victim was still 15-years-old and happened between September and October.