COUNCIL BLUFFS — Officials plan to transfer a Nebraska man convicted Tuesday in an Iowa sex abuse case to Sarpy County, where he faces more serious charges that could lead to two life sentences.
A Mills County jury found John R. Schondelmeyer, 64, of Bellevue guilty on all charges related to an incident last September involving two girls, 8 and 9.
Schondelmeyer was found guilty of two counts of second-degree sexual abuse and two counts of lascivious acts with a child, all felonies.
He faces a maximum sentence of 25 years in prison for each sexual abuse charge and a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine for the lascivious acts charges.
In Sarpy County, Schondelmeyer is charged with two counts of first-degree sexual assault of a child less than 12 years of age, a felony. He also was charged with two counts of incest, also a felony.
If convicted, Schondelmeyer could be sentenced to a maximum two life sentences for the sexual assault charges and 40 years in prison and a $50,000 fine for the incest charges.