Cerro Gordo County, IA – A sexual abuse case in north Iowa has taken several turns and gone through two trials, but mistakes in the process have delayed the outcome for the criminal.
Doug Lindaman of Charles City had been convicted of sexually abusing a 17-year-old boy. The Iowa Supreme Court overturned that decision after Lindaman served as his own attorney and the court said that that should not have been allowed.
The next trial was held in Franklin County on Feb. 23. A witness had referenced Lindaman’s criminal history, and that led to a mistrial in this instance.
A trial date is now set in Cerro Gordo County District Court. Lindaman’s case will be heard on April 9.