Ewinger Trial Pushed Back Yet Again

Sibley, Iowa — The trial in the criminal case of a former Sibley-Ocheyedan teacher and coach accused of sex abuse — has been pushed back to December.

In Osceola County District Court, 40-year-old Kyle Ewinger is charged with Second Degree Sexual Abuse, which is a Class B Felony, in connection with an incident that happened in 2015 at Sibley-Ocheyedan Middle School, where Ewinger was a middle school Social Studies Teacher. Ewinger was allegedly found, by Sibley-Ocheyedan Superintendent Bill Boer, asleep in his classroom with a 10-year-old male student, on Saturday, October 3rd, 2015. The boy eventually told authorities that something of a sexual nature occurred during the encounter.

The trial has been pushed back a few times. Most recently it was scheduled for Tuesday, August 28th. It is now scheduled to start on Tuesday, December 18th.

The victim and his mother have also brought a civil case against the Sibley-Ocheyedan School District and two other districts where Ewinger previously taught, claiming that they were negligent and could have prevented the alleged crime. In that case, there are pending motions to include a third school district at which Ewinger previously taught, and for a change of venue. A judge has yet to rule on the motions. The civil case was supposed to go to trial this October, but will be delayed to give attorneys more time to gather information.

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