The mayor of Randolph, Nebraska is planning to plead not guilty after being accused of five felony counts of sexual abuse and child abuse.
Sixty-one-year-old Dwayne Schutt and his attorney denied to comment to our crews at the Cedar County Courthouse this afternoon but said off camera they will be pleading not guilty come September 25th at the arraignment hearing.
The victim also declined to comment but her grandmother says they hope justice is served despite the "not guilty" plea.
"Well of course he will plead not guilty. We expected that but I'm sure that he is guilty. We are here to support our granddaughter as we were the last time. We love her and she is smart, beautiful, intelligent, and I'm sure she will get through this," says Darlene Bowers, victim's grandmother.
The arraignment hearing is scheduled for September 25 at 9 a.m. at the Cedar County Courthouse.