Statement from Polk County Attorney Kimberly Graham on the Pieper Lewis case:
A Polk County deputy and other witnesses saw Hyde assault Timothy G. Thacker, 63, of Des Moines near Hubbell Avenue and Highway 65 on Sept. 21, 2021. Thacker died a few days later.
“The relentlessness of the investigation by law enforcement and the quality of the evidence made the difference in this case,” said Polk County Attorney Kimberly Graham.
“I share the community’s outrage at McFadden’s and Allen’s behavior,” Polk County Attorney Kimberly Graham said. “It’s important that the community understands that these plea deals were negotiated in consultation with the victim’s advocate."
The National Crime Victims' Rights Week Benefit 5K Run/Walk is Saturday, April 29, in Water Works Park in Des Moines. This free event will include food trucks, music, entertainment for children, and a resource fair for survivors.
Todd Robert Hicks, 43, was arrested in August 2022 and charged with six counts of 2nd-degree sexual abuse and three counts of sexual exploitation of a minor. He was accused of abusing the children and filming the acts. He pleaded guilty to the charges on Jan. 17, 2023.