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Doug Lindaman was an independent candidate for Floyd County supervisor and participated in a forum in 2010 in the Charles City Public Library. Lindaman failed in that election but is now running for Charles City School District board of education.

CHARLES CITY | A convicted sex offender running for the Charles City School Board faces new accusations he molested a teen boy four years ago.

Douglas Lindaman, 59, of Charles City, was arrested Thursday afternoon for a felony charge of third-degree sex abuse.

Lindaman is accused of performing a sex act on a 17-year-old boy in Floyd County between March and May 2011, according to a criminal complaint.

The arrest does not affect Lindaman's candidacy for school board, said Floyd County Auditor Gloria Carr.

His name is already on the ballots, which have been printed.

"If he was convicted of a felony, then he wouldn't be able to run until his rights have been restored," Carr said.

Lindaman was previously convicted of a felony child sex offense.

In 1988, he pleaded guilty to two counts of felony counts of lascivious acts with a child. He served a prison sentence and his rights to run for public office were restored in 2005.

Lindaman announced about a month ago he would run against incumbent Lorraine Winterink to finish the remaining two years of board member Joey Patten's unexpired four-year term.

Lindaman was held without bond early Thursday evening at the Floyd County Jail in Charles City. Court records did not list an attorney.


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