Former Iowa teacher sentenced to 60 years for sexually abusing boys

ORANGE CITY, Iowa (KSFY) - A former Sioux Center, Iowa, teacher accused of sexually abusing dozens of boys has now been sentenced.

A judge sentenced 37-year-old Curtis Van Dam to 60 years in prison on Friday.

He must serve at least 32 and a half years before he is eligible for parole.

Dozens of victims and families gave impact statements in court Friday.

Van Dam was implicated in dozens of incidents involving boys under age 12 or 13.

Last November Van Dam changed his plea to guilty to having sexual contact with at least six young boys.