Simple Assault Trial Set for Iowa Pastor

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

A trial date has been set for a Mason City pastor charged with simple assault after being accused of hitting a teenager during a confirmation class.

Published reports say the trial for 62-year-old Paul Nelson of St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church is set for Nov. 18 in Cerro Gordo County District Court.

Nelson is accused of hitting the student late last month.

Simple assault is a misdemeanor punishable by up to 30 days in
jail.


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