DES MOINES — More than two years after convicted sex offender William Cubbage, 85, confessed to sexually assaulting a fellow nursing home resident, he still hasn’t been tried.
The 95-year-old woman Cubbage is accused of assaulting at the Pomeroy Care Center in 2011 died later, and her family sued the state and accused officials of failing to protect the public.
Cubbage is being held by the Iowa Department of Corrections until a trial can be held to determine if he should be recommitted to the state’s sex offender unit.
Geoff Greenwood, a spokesman for the Iowa Attorney General’s Office, said the family’s lawsuit isn’t a factor in Cubbage’s delayed trial. — AP
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