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Male Juvenile Faces Second Degree Sexual Abuses Charges

A state Public Defender has requested a jurisdiction transfer to Juvenile Court for a 17 year-old male from West Des Moines who faces sexual abuse charges. The juvenile was arrested by Marion County Sheriff’s Deputies on September 17th and charged with second degree sexual abuse after a complaint was filed with the Knoxville Police Department stating that in June he sexually abused a female under the age of 12 while she was visiting the suspect’s mother in Knoxville. The juvenile has submitted a written plea of not guilty and a pre-trial conference is set for November 19th and a trial is set for December 21st, both at the Marion County Courthouse.