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For immediate release – Friday, December 15, 2006.
Contact Bob Brammer – 515-281-6699.

Statement of the Attorney General’s Office

Trial Information Filed Naming Deke Gliem

Statement of the Attorney General’s Office:

The Attorney General’s Office filed a Trial Information today at Dallas County District Court with formal charges naming Deke Gliem. Assistant Attorney General Laura Roan of the AG’s Area Prosecutions Division is serving in the role of prosecutor. (The Dallas County Attorney earlier referred this matter to the Attorney General to avoid any appearance of conflict of interest.) The Trial Information is a formal charging document that follows up on the Preliminary Complaint filed November 1.

District Associate Judge Carol Coppola set arraignment for 9 a.m. Friday, December 29, 2006. She continued the defendant’s release on his personal recognizance.

The Trial Information includes five counts of sexual misconduct with an offender (Iowa Code Sec. 709.16(3). (The Complaint had alleged three counts). The offense is an aggravated misdemeanor, punishable by up to two years in prison and a fine of $500 to $5,000. The Trial Information also includes one count of Invasion of Privacy (Iowa Code Sec. 709.21), a serious misdemeanor, punishable by up to one year in jail and a fine of $250 to $1,500. The Trial Information also includes one count of Theft by Misappropriation –– 4th degree, also a serious misdemeanor (Iowa Code 714.1[2], 714.2, and 714.4). We cannot elaborate on alleged facts behind the criminal charges contained in the Trial Information.

Per the rules of Professional Conduct, the AG’s Office notes that a criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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