- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 10, 2016

CHARLES CITY, Iowa (AP) - A Charles City man will face a lesser sex assault charge in his second trial.

The first trial of 31-year-old Eric Hill ended in a mistrial in June because of a hung jury. The Charles City Press reports (https://bit.ly/2aM6LAP ) that a judge granted the prosecutor’s motion Monday to reduce the charge. The new, lower felony charging document removes mention of a dangerous weapon.

Hill was charged last year after a DNA test pointed to him as the man who assaulted a woman at her Charles City home in August 2008. His second trial is scheduled to begin Aug. 23.

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Information from: Charles City Press, https://www.charlescitypress.com


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