- Associated Press - Friday, October 3, 2014

GARNER, Iowa (AP) - Republican State Rep. Henry Rayhons has waived his right to a speedy trial in the case of a felony sex abuse charge against him.

The Mason City Globe Gazette (https://bit.ly/1pw3LHH ) reported the development Thursday in the case.

Officials have accused the 78-year-old Rayhons, of Garner, of having sexual contact in May with his wife, Donna Rayhons, while she was a resident of a care center and not able to give consent. Donna Rayhons died in early August.

Henry Rayhons has pleaded not guilty to third-degree sexual abuse. A trial date has not yet been set.

Rayhons represents the 8th District in the state House, which covers part of north-central Iowa. He won the GOP nomination to seek re-election but withdrew from the race.

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Information from: Globe Gazette, https://www.globegazette.com/

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