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Waterloo man dies in prison
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Waterloo man dies in prison

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David Michael Powers

David Michael Powers

CORALVILLE --- A  Waterloo man has died in prison where he was serving time for sexual abuse.

David Michael Powers, 75, died at 8:05 a.m. Friday of natural causes not related to the coronavirus, according to officials with the Iowa Department of Corrections.

He has been suffering from a chronic illness at the time and was housed in a hospice room at the Iowa Medical and Classification Center at Oakdale.

Powers was serving a 25-year sentence for second-degree sexual abuse and related charges. Authorities said he had sexual contact with a girl for several years starting when she was 7 years old. 

He was arrested in 2009 and sentenced to prison in 2011 following trial.

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