Randolph Mayor’s Sex Assault Trial Delayed

HARTINGTON – The trial of a northeast Nebraska mayor accused of sexually assaulting a child is being pushed back.

According to court documents, the pre-trial hearing that was scheduled Monday morning in Cedar County District Court for 61-year old Dwayne Schutt has been continued.

Schutt faces four counts of sexual assault of a child and one count of child abuse. He was arrested in August, accused of molesting a child age 14 or younger on four occasions between 2011 and 2013, according to court documents.

He has served as the mayor of Randolph since 2011.

A new date for his pre-trial hearing has not been set. He faces up to 25 years in prison if convicted on all counts.