Spirit Lake Man Charged With Sex Abuse In Three Counties Changes Pleas To Guilty

Northwest Iowa — A Spirit Lake man who is accused of sexual abuse in three cases in three separate counties has changed his pleas to guilty, just days before his first trial was to have begun.

According to court records filed with the Osceola, Dickinson, and Clay counties’ clerk of court’s offices, 54-year-old Stacy Lind of Spirit Lake faces charges of third-degree sexual abuse and lascivious acts with a child in all three counties and child endangerment in both Osceola and Dickinson counties, plus other charges. The sex abuse counts are all class C felonies.

If convicted, Lind could face up to 10 years in prison on each class C felony count, plus time for any other count still valid.

He had originally pleaded not guilty, so the change in plea would seem to indicate a plea agreement.

According to court records, the Clay County incident is alleged to have occurred in June 2020, while the Osceola and Dickinson county incidents are alleged to have occurred in late October 2021.


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