Orange City, Iowa — Sioux County Attorney Thomas G. Kunstle announced that Peter Patrick Baccam, age 22, of Sioux Center, Iowa, was found guilty in Sioux County District Court of the crime of Domestic Abuse Assault Causing Bodily Injury. Sioux County Attorney Thomas G. Kunstle, coordinating with the Sioux Center Police Department, prosecuted the case on behalf of the State of Iowa.
This case arose on October 11, 2016, after the victim reported she was assaulted by her children’s father Peter Baccam to the Sioux Center Hospital. The victim was 27 weeks pregnant at the time and was concerned for her unborn baby. The hospital reported the matter to police, who conducted the investigation.
Baccam pled not guilty and the case proceeded to trial. On January 11, 2017, a Sioux County jury found Baccam guilty of Domestic Abuse Assault Causing Bodily Injury. Baccam has two prior convictions after assaulting the same victim. Because of these prior convictions, this assault is enhanced to an Aggravated Misdemeanor. Sentencing has been scheduled for February 20, 2017.