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Charles City sex offender guilty of two instances of failure to comply with sex-offender-registry requirements


This news story was published on September 12, 2020.
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DES MOINES – A Charles City sex offender has been found guilty of two instances of failure to comply with sex-offender-registry requirements after the Iowa Court of Appeals ruled against him.

Douglas Lindaman, age 64 of Charles City, appealed his convictions for two counts of failure to comply with sex-offender-registry requirements.  On June 22, 2018, the district court sentenced Lindaman to incarceration not to exceed two years following his conviction for assault with intent to commit sexual abuse. The court also informed Lindaman that he was “subject to lifetime registration” as a sex offender under Iowa Code chapter 692A (2018). The judgment and sentencing order included these directions:

The Defendant shall register with the sheriff of the county of the Defendant’s residence within five days from this date or within five days of release and shall complete all necessary forms and pay all required fees as directed by the sheriff. Following registration, the Defendant shall inform the sheriff of any changes of address within five days of such change.

Lindaman appealed and posted bond, allowing him to remain out of prison.

On August 1, Lindaman received his first citation for failure to register. By August 14, he still had not registered and received a second citation. The deputy arrested him. And because the magistrate required registration as a condition of his pretrial release, Lindaman registered on August 15.

A jury convicted Lindaman on both counts. Lindaman appealed. He contested the exclusion of certain evidence and the denial of his motion to dismiss. Lindaman asserted the district court erred in rejecting his request for a juror questionnaire and jury instructions addressing his identity as a gay man. Lindaman accused the prosecutor and the trial judge of misconduct by engaging in acts which “inflict public spite and ridicule upon the gay defendant.”

The Iowa Court of Appeals ruled against him and upheld the convictions on September 2.

“We find no basis in fact or law for his accusations,” the Court wrote in its opinion.

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    Cheryl Zeien Reply Report comment

    September 15, 2020 at 9:22 pm

    Keep him there! Pervert!!