Ken Turner files motion for new trial

Ken Turner was acquitted of all third-degree sexual abuse charges and third-degree kidnapping charge.

Avoiding seven felony convictions was apparently not enough for Ken Turner.

According to court documents, the 55-year-old Bloomfield man has requested a new trial.

This despite the fact that a Keokuk County jury found him not guilty of sexual abuse and kidnapping charges

Now Turner hopes a new jury will reverse his convictions on two misdemeanor assault counts.

Turner says that jurors found him guilty because they did not follow the law.

Turner believes that the jury was simply compelled to find him guilty of something.

Court records don't indicate when a judge might rule on the motion.

Turner's legal troubles are far from over.

Next up is a trial on felony stalking charges.

Turner is accused of attempting to intimidate the victim in the sexual abuse case.

That trial is scheduled to begin in early April.

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