Former school owner in court; request for lowered bond
Ben Trane, former owner of Midwest Academy in Lee County, Iowa, had a court hearing Monday.
Trane turned himself in to officials on September 7th, accused of third degree sex abuse, child endangerment with no injury and sexual exploitation.
A written arraignment was filed this past Friday with a written plea of not guilty.
A trial date has yet to be set.
In court on Monday, the existing bond of $500,000 was requested to be lowered.
The request is currently under advisement by the Judge.
Trane remains lodged in jail.