Doug Lindaman

Doug Lindaman

A northern Iowa man who’s running for office has run into legal trouble. Charles City School Board candidate — and convicted sex offender — Doug Lindaman was arrested Thursday and charged with third-degree sexual abuse.

According to the criminal complaint filed Thursday, Lindaman is accused of unlawfully and willfully sexually abusing a 17-year-old boy by performing a sex act against his will or by force on or about March, April or May 2011 in Floyd County.

According to the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office, he’s being held in the Floyd County Jail without bond until a court appearance this morning. Lindaman’s name will remain on the ballot for Charles City School Board because he has not been convicted of the felony, only charged.

Back in 1988, Lindaman pleaded guilty to two counts of lascivious acts with a child, a felony.

(Reporting by Chris Berg, KCHA, Charles City)