Trial date set in Bloomfield sex abuse case

Kenneth Wayne Turner, 55

A Bloomfield man facing numerous felony charges for abusing a juvenile male will stand trial early next year.

Online court records indicate that Kenneth Wayne Turner, 55, has been ordered to stand trial on January 28th at the Keokuk County Courthouse in Sigourney.

That trial location was changed from Bloomfield to Sigourney after Turner's request for a change of venue was granted.

Turner was arrested in September and faces seven counts of Sexual Abuse in the Third Degree and other charges.

The court filed rulings on several other motions made by Turner's defense.

Judge Joel Yates rejected Turner's request to have his $100,000 cash only bond reduced.

The court put that bond in place after Turner allegedly stalked the victim of his abuse, and disappeared for several days before being arrested in Minnesota.

The court also appointed an attorney for Turner, and granted Turner's request for accommodations for his health problems.

Turner remains in the custody of the Marshal County Sheriff's Department.

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