Authorities have gone all the way to California to track down a 46-year-old northwest Iowa man who was charged with sexually-abusing a child, but failed to show up for his trial.

Last May, David Koenck, Senior, of Emmetsburg was charged with second degree sexual abuse of a child under the age of 12. He didn’t show up for his trial on December 19th. Tips led authorities San Francisco, California, where Koenck had been arrested on December 29th. He’s now back in the Palo Alto County Jail, facing contempt of court charges, too.

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