Trial has been delayed for a former Iowa State trooper who’s accused of sexually abusing his seven-year-old niece at his parents’ Denison apartment more than a decade ago. Thirty-nine-year-old Karl Kluender of Huxley is charged with second-degree sexual abuse stemming from an alleged incident that occurred in 1993. Kluender’s trial in Crawford County court was originally set to begin on July 26th, however, a defense motion to produce certain evidence will now be heard on that date instead. A new trial date has not yet been set. Kluender remains free on bond pending the trial. Kluender had been employed with the State Patrol for a period of 14 years before being fired on April 12th after the charges were brought against him.
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