A residential counselor at Family Resources' Annie Wittenmyer juvenile facility is facing charges after she allegedly was discovered having an inappropriate relationship with a 16-year-old who was placed at the facility.
Police allege that Danielle A. Puls, 25, of 1706 2nd Ave., Apt. 4, Rock Island, supplied the boy with marijuana, gave him money to buy a gun, and she had an inappropriate sexual relationship with someone placed in the facility.
Puls is charged with one count of drug distribution to a person under 18, a Class B felony under Iowa law that carries a prison sentence of up to 25 years.
According to the arrest affidavit filed by Davenport Police Detective Richard Voy, Puls gave the 16-year-old marijuana, which he used in her presence.
She also is charged with possession of a firearm by a felon, a Class D felony that carries a prison sentence of up to five years.
According to Voy’s affidavit, Puls supplied money to the 16-year-old so he could acquire a handgun. She also had knowledge of him possessing handguns.
Puls also is charged with sexual misconduct with an offender as she was involved in a sexual relationship with a boy placed at Annie Wittenmyer while she was a counselor there. That charge is an aggravated misdemeanor that carries a prison sentence of up to two years.
She also is charged with one count of lascivious conduct with a minor for her inappropriate contact with the 16-year-old. The charge is a serious misdemeanor that carries a jail sentence of up to one year.
According to the arrest affidavits, Puls’ interactions with the teen occurred between June and November.
Puls was arrested Wednesday and booked into the Scott County Jail.
She was being held at the jail Wednesday night on $33,000 bond, cash or surety.