Trial for a for pediatrician delayed again

News

June 4th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Trial in the case of a former Council Bluffs pediatrician facing a charge of second-degree sexual abuse has once again been delayed The Daily NonPareil reports the attorney for 69-year old Dennis Seaborn Jones has filed a motion to delay the trial. Jones, who is alleged to have sexually abused a 5-year old girl, agreed to waive his right to a jury trial. A trial scheduling conference in his case is set for 3-p.m. June 24th, at the Pottawattamie County Courthouse. The charge is a Class B felony, which carries a maximum sentence of 50 years in prison.

It’s the fourth time Jones’ trial has been rescheduled since he was arrested in May, 2013. On May 23rd, 2014, Jones pleaded guilty to one count of possession of child pornography as part of a deal with federal prosecutors. As part of a search related to the sexual abuse case, investigators found a large amount of child pornography on computers and hard drives on Jones’ computers.

Jones is currently in federal custody, awaiting sentencing in the pornography case and awaiting trail in the sexual abuse case.