Charles City man accused of sex abusing teen gets 2 years

June 25, 2018 GMT

MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) — A Charles City man twice convicted of sexually abusing a 17-year-old boy has been sentenced.

Court records say 62-year-old Doug Lindaman was given two years Friday. He’d been convicted in April of misdemeanor assault with intent to commit sexual abuse. He’s said he intends to appeal.

Lindaman was convicted in 2016 of sexually abusing the boy in 2011. The Iowa Supreme Court later vacated the conviction, because Lindaman was allowed to represent himself without knowingly waiving his right to an attorney. Lindaman was running for a school board spot when arrested in 2015.

A mistrial in his second trial was declared Feb. 26 after two prosecution witnesses violated court instructions.