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Man's Floyd County sex abuse case dismissed, federal charges pending
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Man's Floyd County sex abuse case dismissed, federal charges pending


Floyd County child sexual abuse charges against a Nora Springs man have been dismissed due to the filing of similar federal charges. 

Aaron Leroy Olson, 35, has a trial set for Nov. 18 in federal court in Cedar Rapids on two counts of sexual exploitation of a minor for alleged production of child pornography. 

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This week District Court Judge DeDra Schroeder granted a motion by the state to dismiss Olson's Floyd County case, in which he was charged with three counts of felony second-degree sexual abuse involving a 5-year-old girl. 

The state requested the case be dismissed "in furtherance of justice and states the cost and difficultly of pursuing this case is prohibitive in light of the defendant being held on similar federal charges," Schroeder's order stated. 

In addition, the state cites lack of incentive to pursue state charges if Olson is convicted on the federal charges, according to the order. 

Olson's May 7 indictment in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Iowa arose from his alleged use of two minors to create child pornography.

Olson had a female minor and a male minor engage in sexually explicit conduct so he produce visual depictions of it between October 2017 and October 2018, according to the indictment.

Olson pleaded not guilty in November in the Floyd County child sexual abuse case.

The alleged abuse in that case took place on three separate occasions between Jan. 1 and Nov. 8, 2018, according to trial information filed by Floyd County Attorney Rachel Ginbey.


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