(Lewis) The Lewis, Iowa man who entered a voluntary plea of guilty to one count of third-degree sexual abuse is back in jail.
Roger Allen Ericksen was arrested on July 19, on a Public Bench Warrant for violating his probation and booked into the Cass County Jail.
In December, of 2012, Ericksen was sentenced to the custody of the Director Division of Adult Corrections for a term not to exceed ten-years. The sentence was suspended and he was placed on supervised probation for two-years, register as a sex offender, provide DNA sampling, and to have no contact with the victim for a period of ten-years. He was also ordered to enroll and successfully complete the Sex Offenders Treatment Program.
The judge declared a mistrial on August 30, 2012, after a twelve-member jury came to an impasse and could not reach a unanimous verdict on any of the original 49-counts of against him.
According to the Cass County Sheriff’s Office Ericksen quit his employment without notifying the proper authorities and has since made no effort to find full employment. Ericksen is currently being held on $10,000.00 bond.
July 26, 2013