Charges has been dismissed against a jazz trumpeter in Davenport accused of fondling an 8-year-old child. Scott County Attorney Mike Walton says that an aggravated misdemeanor count of indecent contact with a child has been dismissed against 58-year-old Manuel Lopez Jr. because it's barred by the statute of limitations. An indecent contact charge must be filed within three years from the date of the alleged incident. Lopez was charged in June in connection to an incident in 2006.
Lopez's trial was scheduled to start this week in Scott County District Court.