Case Handed To Jury In Lindaman Sexual Abuse Case

Floyd County Courthouse
Floyd County Courthouse in Charles City

Charles City, Iowa – Defendant Douglas Lindaman rested his testimony on Monday morning, following filing two motions early Monday morning.

Judge Gregg Rosenbladt denied several motions made by Lindaman, including a motion to poll the jury on the media scrutiny regarding the high-publicized case. Lindaman felt the jury may be swayed by the media surrounding the trial.

The jury was read 24 instructions handed down by Judge Rosenbladt.

The jury heard closing arguments by both Floyd County attorney Rachel Ginby and Doug Lindaman, who has represented himself in his own defense.

In the afternoon session, Floyd County attorney Rachel Ginby spent thirteen minutes on her closing arguments in the trial of State vs. Douglas Lindaman.

Using a power point presentation, Ginby outlined her reasons for finding Lindaman guilty of sexual abuse in the  third degree.

Lindaman, representing himself, took approximately forty five minutes to argue his case, using the theory that his alleged victim suffered from “repressed emotions”, deception on the part of the victim’s family, and that the encounter was “consensual.” Standing at a podium and using a green chalkboard for his outline, he concluded his argument that the case is not about a crime, but a “miscommunication.”

The case was handed to the jury at 2:25 p.m. The jury deliberated until approximately 4:35 p.m. They were sent home at 4:40 p.m. and will resume deliberations Tuesday at 9 a.m.

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