FOREST CITY | A Britt man's trial before a judge on Winnebago County child sexual abuse charges ended Thursday.

District Court Judge Gregg Rosenbladt will make a ruling within 30 days in the case of Chad Allen Bonner, 48, of Hanlontown.

The trial for Bonner, a former Britt resident, began Feb. 6.

In June 2017, Bonner was charged with two felony counts of second-degree sex abuse and one misdemeanor count of indecent contact with a child, according to court records.

Rosenbladt dismissed the indecent contract charge on Jan. 29.

In Iowa law, rape and sexual assault charges are called "sexual abuse."

Bonner is accused of abusing two children under the age of 12 between January 2005 and September 2008, court documents say.

According to court records, Bonner has previously been convicted of third-degree sexual abuse in Cerro Gordo County in 1991, and of sexual exploitation of a minor in Winnebago County in 2010.

Bonner is currently on the Iowa sex offender registry list. He waived his right to a jury trial in his current case, and is being held at the Winnebago County Jail.

-- Mary Pieper

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