COUNCIL BLUFFS — The trial of a doctor accused of sexual abuse has been delayed until next January.
Dr. Dennis S. Jones' trial initially was scheduled to begin this month.
Jones, 68, was arrested in May on suspicion of second-degree sexual abuse.
According to court records, Jones is alleged to have had inappropriate sexual contact with a 5-year-old girl. The alleged contact did not take place in the context of his pediatrics practice.
Jones turned himself in to authorities after a warrant was issued for his arrest on May 20.
In July, 4th District Judge Richard Davidson required Jones to post his full $65,000 bail after previously allowing him to post 10 percent.
Assistant Iowa Attorney General Denise Timmons asked to increase the bail based on evidence found during a forensic examination of a computer seized from Jones' residence.
What was found on the computer has not been released. The bail review hearing was closed to the public, and the record has been sealed.
Jones posted the new bail and was released under pretrial supervision.
Jones' attorney, Michael Winter, has filed a motion to suppress the evidence found on the computer. A hearing on that motion is scheduled for Tuesday. Winter has requested that the hearing also be closed to the public.