A trial date is now set for two former police officers from southwest Iowa who are accused of sexually assaulting a woman at a bar. Former Creston Police Chief James Christensen and former Assistant Chief John Sickels are both charged with second-degree sexual abuse.
A November 17th trial is scheduled in Union County District Court. If convicted, the men would face up to 25 years in prison. Sickels is accusing of raping a bartender at closing time at the Crestmoor Golf Club on April 18th while Christensen held the woman.
The men were charged in June and then fired from the police department. The Iowa Attorney General’s Office is prosecuting the case.