MASON CITY | A man who was initially convicted of sexually abusing a teenage boy after a April 2016 trial argued he is being harassed by Floyd County prosecutors and that a mistrial has triggered a double jeopardy violation.
Doug Lindaman, 62, of Charles City, is currently in the middle of a re-trial process in Mason City. A district court judge declared a mistrial in the state’s case, when a prosecution witness mentioned that Lindaman had been in prison during a February trial in Franklin County.
Lindaman, who is representing himself, argued in recent court documents Floyd County Attorney Rachel Ginbey's "malfeasance" in the previous trial triggered a double jeopardy violation, and that her "credibility has been injected into the (court) proceedings."
Ginbey argued in an response that she had not tried to persuade any witnesses to cause a mistrial, and resisted a motion for mistrial.
The trial is scheduled for at 9 a.m. Monday in the Cerro Gordo County Courthouse.