Roger Craig Kissel, age 68, Sidney, Iowa, was found guilty by a jury of his peers of Sexual Abuse in the Second Degree and two counts of Lascivious Acts with a Child.
Sentencing is set for May 4, 2016 at 11:00 AM in the Fremont County Courthouse.

Roger Craig Kissel, age 68, Sidney, Iowa, was found guilty by a jury of his peers of Sexual Abuse in the Second Degree and two counts of Lascivious Acts with a Child.


Sentencing is set for May 4, 2016 at 11:00 AM in the Fremont County Courthouse.


On September 23, 2013, the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office received a report that Roger Craig Kissel had sexually abused a minor child sometime during the spring and summer of 2013.

An investigation was conducted by then Sidney Chief of Police Austin Richardson with the cooperation of the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office and the Tabor Police. Following the investigation, criminal charges were filed in February of 2014.

Roger Craig Kissel was brought to jury trial in the Fremont County District Court on March 1, 2016.


Following a four-day jury trial, Roger Craig Kissel was found guilty of all counts after jury
deliberations of approximately three hours. After the verdict was read, Roger Craig Kissel’s
bond was revoked and he was taken into custody pending sentencing.

Due to Sexual Abuse in the Second Degree being a forcible felony under Iowa Code, Roger Craig Kissel must receive a prison sentence of at least 25 years.
This case was investigated by the Sidney Police, the Fremont Cou

nty Sheriff’s Office, and the Tabor Police. Fremont County Attorney Corey Becker and Assistant Attorney General Denise Timmins prosecuted the case.