County

Dunbar Convicted of Kidnapping and Sexual Abuse

Published 10/21/2022 3:49:28 PM

On October 21, 2022, a Polk County jury found Michael Dunbar guilty of Kidnapping in the 1st Degree and Sexual Abuse in the 2nd Degree.  Des Moines Police were contacted on November 11, 2021 after a 12-year-old girl was found on Ingersoll.  She reported being taken from E. Euclid in Defendant’s vehicle and being sexually abused in the vehicle before she escaped.  Defendant faces mandatory life in prison for Kidnapping in the 1st Degree.  Sentencing is scheduled for November 29, 2022 at the Polk County Criminal Courts building.  The case was prosecuted by Meggan Guns and Kristen Formanek of the Polk County Attorney’s Office, with the assistance of Kayla McKee.  The case was investigated by Detective Lucas Kramer and the Des Moines Police Department.