FOREST CITY | A trial for a Britt man accused of sexually abusing a child begins Tuesday in Winnebago County. 

In June 2017, Chad Allen Bonner, 48, 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. The indecent contact charge was dismissed by Judge Gregg Rosenbladt Jan. 29. 

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

Bonner is accused of abusing a child under the age of 12 in Winnebago County between July 2005 and December 2007, court documents say.

According to court records, Bonner has previously been convicted of third-degree sexual abuse in Cerro Gordo County in 1991, and more recently 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 currently being held at the Winnebago County Jail.

His trial begins 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Winnebago County Courthouse. 

— Steve Bohnel



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