Matlock Man Faces Bench Trial On Sex Abuse Charges

Matlock, Iowa — The case of a Matlock man facing two counts of sexual abuse is scheduled to go to trial next week.
According to court records, Sioux County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested 30-year-old Daren Thomas Leikvold of Matlock at his home on a warrant on Tuesday, April 12, 2016. Court records indicate that Leikvold is accused of sexually abusing a 12-year-old on two separate occasions. The incidents are alleged to have occurred in October of last year, and in January of this year.

Court records indicate that Leikvold has waived his right to a jury trial, so after a pre-trial conference, which has been scheduled for Monday (July 18) at 1 PM, the bench trial is scheduled for Tuesday (July 19) at 9 AM.

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