Man Found Guilty On Sex Abuse Charge

Fri 7-12-2019

ORANGE CITY, IA - - A Hospers man was found guilty in Sioux County District Court on charges of Sexual Abuse in the Second Degree.

The case stems from an incident in May of 2018, when a child at school reported their grandfather had sexually touched them.  A police investigation revealed the child had previously disclosed the touching to peers and the child’s mother at least two years earlier. During the investigation, a friend of Montgomery’s confronted him about the allegations, and Montgomery replied he didn’t do anything the child didn’t initiate first.           

Montgomery pled not guilty and the case proceeded to a jury trial.  A Sioux County Jury convicted Montgomery Thursday, of Sexual Abuse in the Second Degree, but acquitted him of Lascivious Acts with a Child. Due to the conviction, Montgomery was immediately taken into custody pending the scheduling of a later sentencing hearing. 

(Courtesy Community First Broadcasting station KSOU in Sioux Center).