Nebraska Man Faces Iowa Sex Abuse Charges


By Rachel Begle

GLENWOOD, Iowa (AP) - A Bellevue, Neb., man has been arrested and is being held in the Mills County Jail in Glenwood for alleged sex acts with two girls aged 7 and 8.

The Council Bluffs Nonpariel reports 64-year-old John Robert Schondelmeyer is charged with second-degree sexual abuse and lascivious acts with a child.

If convicted on all counts he could face a maximum sentence of up to 70 years in prison.

Authorities say he was in the process of moving to North Carolina when he was taken into custody on Tuesday.

Schondelmeyer is being held on a $70,000 bond. A preliminary hearing in the case is set for Nov. 1.

Online court records indicate he intends to hire an attorney bww.ut one is not yet listed.
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