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Clear Lake man receives deferred judgment in sexual abuse case

This news story was published on November 30, 2012.
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A Clear Lake man has received a deferred judgment in a Class C felony count of 3rd Degree Sexual Abuse.

Nickolas David Kuhlemeier, age 21, was charged in January of this year after an investigation was conducted into the alleged sexual abuse of a 14 to 15 year old youth in Clear Lake. Kuhlemeier had been out on bond following his arrest while awaiting trial.

The case had been set for trial on September 25th, but a plea change hearing was requested the day before the trial.

At the sentencing hearing on Monday, November 26th, presiding District Court Judge Colleen D. Weiland handed down a deferred judgment on the 3rd Degree Sexual Abuse charge. Instead of serving any jail time Judge Weiland sentenced Kuhlemeier to serve 2 years of probation with the Iowa Department of Corrections.

Judge Colleen Weiland imposed the minimum $1,000 fine for the charge, but then suspended it. Kuhlemeier was ordered to pay $2087.34 in restitution and an additional $465.50 in court costs. His 10 percent cash bond posted in February was taken to pay part of the restitution in the case.

Judge Weiland extended a protective no contact order against Kuhlemeier an additional 5 years.

Under Iowa’s current sentencing laws Kuhlemeier is required to register as a sex offender for a period of 10 years.

Nickolas David Kuhlemeier

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5 Responses to Clear Lake man receives deferred judgment in sexual abuse case

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    LVS Reply Report comment

    November 30, 2012 at 11:00 am

    We really need to get rid of Judge Weiland. She is no deterent to crime whatsoever. How can you turn someone loose with just a slap on the hand that has assulted a child?

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      Oryan Reply Report comment

      November 30, 2012 at 1:08 pm

      Before you start judging he did not assault a child , she gave him a deferred judgement cause she felt he didn’t deserve the crime, the victim was nicks girlfriend she said she was 16 when they met he was 20, later on her mom found out didn’t agree and filed charges so he was not assaulting no one do before you start running your mouth kno the story

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        Michael Mugan Reply Report comment

        December 5, 2012 at 10:34 am

        20 year old men DO NOT date 16 year old children… PERIOD!!!! Brought it upon himself. He has been charged because it is against the law!! How is that NOT doing anything wrong.. People need to relise our children are not to be seen as prey by ANYBODY 18 years old and older.. No if’s, and’s, or but’s, JAIL TIME..

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    Missy Reply Report comment

    November 30, 2012 at 10:48 am

    It’s been a busy week for Judge Weiland…criminals got to love her courtroom!

    Makes you feel good as a tax-payer. What are we paying this outrageous salary for?? Certainly not for protection of the public. Below is Public Information from the Des Moines Register State Salary Listing Website for 2012:






    $137,700.00 YR

    $2,586.87 Travel/Etc.

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      fernando Reply Report comment

      November 30, 2012 at 11:57 am

      So she gets paid serious bank to make us less safe. Isn’t AMerica a great country?