A Williamsburg man, linked to a sexual abuse complaint in Mahaska County, has been charged in connection with a series of events taking place the past several months.
Robert W. Hulseberg, 67, was interrogated at the Iowa County Sheriff’s Department by Mahaska County authorities before he was charged with three counts of second-degree sexual abuse.
According to a press release by the Mahaska County Sheriff’s Department, authorities there received a complaint that a 7-year old female was sexually assaulted at a rural address in the county, and that multiple incidents had taken place between May 1 and Sept. 29. Authorities did not mention the relationship between the child and suspect.
As part of the investigation, the child was taken to Unity Pointe Health Care, Hiawatha, to be interviewed and examined by medical personnel. The interview with Hulseberg took place Thursday, Nov. 2, and was arrested afterward.
He was scheduled to make an initial appearance in Mahaska County District Court on Friday, Nov. 3.
The Mahaska County Sheriff’s Department was assisted by Unity Pointe and Iowa County Sheriff’s Department officials.
Coryell County jury found Jeffery Scott Dumas guilty of continuous sexual abuse of a child under 14-years-old.
39-year-old Dumas was sentenced to 45 years without parole.
Coryell County District Attorney said from Nov. 2014 to Jan. 2015, Dumas committed at least two acts of aggravated sexual and/or indecency with a child by contact against the victim, who was younger than 14.
CTX man found guilty for continuous sexual abuse of minor under 14-years-old November 3rd 2017, KXXV News Staff
A 7-year-old testified in Broome County Court about how an Endicott man sexually abused her over the span of several months.
When the man accused of the crime took the stand before a jury, he vehemently denied her accusations.
For a jury of eight women and four men, deciding the case revolved around whose story they found more credible. The jury pronounced Joseph Lombardo, 37, guilty of a predatory sexual assault against a child.
The verdict drew no visible reaction from Lombardo, who faces at least 10 years to life in state prison for the felony charge when he is sentenced Jan. 11 by Broome County Court Judge Kevin Dooley.
Jurors began deliberations and requested several reviews of trial testimony, including the victim's, before reaching their decision at noon.
During the week-long trial in Broome County Court, prosecutors Stephanie Milks and Lisa Bideaux argued Lombardo committed multiple sexual acts against the girl who was between the ages of 6 and 7 from July 2016 until Jan. 17, 2017.
The abuse included oral sexual conduct, according to prosecutors.
Many of the sexual acts were preceded by Lombardo motioning with his finger for the girl to come over to him, Milks told jurors.
The girl's accusations against Lombardo were revealed to a friend during a game of "Truth or Dare" on the school bus, according to trial testimony. When called as a witness, the girl detailed the abuse and the manner in which it was conducted.
The guilty verdict, Milks said, proved that all 12 jurors believed the victim's story.
"With victims, especially child victims, they don't have a lot of life experiences," Milks said, "so the fact that she's able to go into detail about the sexual abuse that she endured by the defendant just shows you the credibility she has and the fact that this did happen."
Outside the courthouse, the prosecutors also described verdict as hopefully, an encouragement for any victim of abuse to come forward to authorities.
"The struggle will continue for the victims," Bideaux said, "but this at least is a start — a beginning — for healing."
Jury convicts Endicott man in 'predatory' sexual assault of child Anthony Borrelli, pressconnects.com Nov. 3, 2017
Walden man charged with predatory sexual assault against child Richard J. Bayne Times Herald-Record Nov 3, 2017