Charles Earl Thompson’s trial was set for January of 2020. He was being tried for six charges of sexual contact and sexual conduct with two other girls who were ruled unable to testify due to a mental disorder.
But, Thompson’s attorney asked the trial be pushed back in order to have a professional judge Thompon’s competency.
Thompon’s psych evaluation indicated he is not competent to stand trial. The evaluation, backed by Thompon’s family, showcased that he was unable to fully comprehend the weight and process of the proceedings. The trial was suspended on Monday until Thompon’s mental baseline could be reset and until then, he will be held at the Iowa Medical and Classification Center.