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Sex abuse trial delayed

BURLINGTON (KWWL) -- The trial of an eastern Iowa man charged with sexually abusing a 13-year-old girl has been delayed until August.

Twenty-one year old Aaron Joel-Jon Shafer was to go on trial on June 8 for three counts of third-degree sexual abuse. But Shafer's public defender told a judge last week that he and his client want the results of a DNA report first.

Shafer is accused of sexually assaulting his girlfriend's sister on three separate occasions between November and January. Each count carries a possible sentence of 10 years in prison.

Shafer's trial will now start on Aug. 10, with a pretrial conference set for July 19.

Online Anchor:  Bob Waters

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