Sex Abuse Trial May Be Pushed Back

Rock Rapids, Iowa — The trial in the case of an Inwood man who has pled not guilty to felony sex charges may be pushed back.
Lyon Courthouse SVA
The defense in the trail of 41-year-old Perry VandeKieft has moved for a continuance of the trial — which is legal speak for a postponement. Lyon County Attorney Shayne Mayer, who is representing the State, advised the court that they would have no objection to the motion for continuance.

According to court records, Vande Kieft allegedly had sexual contact with an 11-year-old girl in the spring of 2015 and again in February or March of this year at Vande Kieft’s home.

Charges against Vande Kieft include two counts of sexual abuse in the Second degree, which is a class B felony; as well as indecent contact with a child and possession of a controlled substance.

According to court records, the judge in the case has not filed an order regarding continuance, but has scheduled a hearing for Monday, September 19th, the same date as the pre-trial conference.

At last report the trial was still scheduled for Tuesday, October 11th.

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