CHARLES CITY – A trial for a Charles City man accused of teen sex abuse has been postponed indefinitely.
Douglas K. Lindaman, age 61, was set to be re-tried beginning Monday, October 30 in Franklin county for an alleged sex abuse crime he committed in Floyd county. A Floyd county jury returned a guilty verdict in April of 2016 against Lindaman; he was running for school board for the second time when he was arrested. The jury had worked for only a few hours before bringing back the verdict. His alleged crime against a 17-year-old boy took place in spring of 2011. He was sent to prison for up to 10 years.
Lindaman – a convicted sex offender due to felony sex crimes he committed in the 1980’s – was later granted a new trial by the Iowa Supreme Court. That trial was set for Monday, but court records show Lindaman requested a continuance to continue preparing for trial. No new trial date has been set, yet.