ADEL, Iowa — An Urbandale Middle School teacher was charged with more than a dozen criminal counts after being accused of having sex with two students.

Benjamin Joseph Hoffman, 23, was arrested Wednesday.

West Des Moines police said Hoffman had sexual contact with a 13-year-old student of his at Urbandale Middle School and a 14-year-old student of his while he was student teaching at Norwalk Middle School.

Hoffman is charged with 11 counts of third-degree sexual abuse, one count of sexual exploitation by a school employee and two counts of providing alcohol to a minor.

Urbandale Superintendent Doug Stilwell said Hoffman has been placed on leave.

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