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New trial set for ex-coach previously convicted of sex abuse

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COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) -- A new trial has been set for a former western Iowa youth softball coach previously found guilty of sex abuse.

49-year-old John Osborn again faces trial on Nov. 15 on counts accusing him of sexually abusing a 14-year-old girl.

Osborn was convicted of four counts in the spring of 2015 and faced up to 40 years in prison. But the judge ordered a new trial when new evidence surfaced before Osborn could be sentenced. The new trial has been delayed as prosecutors appealed.

On Tuesday, the Iowa Court of Appeals upheld the judge's order granting a new trial.

Council Bluffs police say Osborn and the girl engaged in sex acts when the girl stayed at Osborn's house for a sleepover with his daughter.

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