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Trial scheduled for man who allegedly caused disturbance at Mercy, then accused doctor of sexual harassment

MASON CITY – A North Iowa man who is accused of damaging Mercy Hospital property and injuring a person there and later picketed the health center, leveling his own claims of sexual harassment against a male doctor, is set to stand trial on criminal charges.

Brian Lowell Hahn, age 47 of Kensett, allegedly damaged a door and hurt a person at Mercy Hospital on May 10, 2017. As a result, he was arrested and charged by Mason City police with felony second-degree criminal mischief and assault causing bodily injury. As a number of persons are now subpoenaed in the case, Hahn is now set for a jury trial on September 12, 2017, with a pre-trial conference scheduled for August 28. He remains free as his trial approaches.

However, Mr. Hahn later levels his own claims against the town’s biggest health care provider. In early June, on a number of occasions, he was spotted on Mason City’s busy 4th Street SW outside Mercy, pacing the sidewalk holding a large home made sign.┬áDrivers rubber-necked to get a glimpse, as Hahn held his sign defiantly; it┬ámade a claim of a sexual advance toward him by a doctor and of blackmail. He claimed the charges against him were made up after he rebuffed a sexual advance by a male doctor.

Brian Hahn marches on with his sign Friday afternoon, June 2 at a busy Mason City intersection
Brian Hahn stopped to take some questions from NIT as he held a one-man demonstration
Mercy security looks on. When asked what was going on, they were tight-lipped.

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