Child sexual abuse charge against Bellevue man dismissed

BELLEVUE, Iowa – A second-degree sexual abuse charge against a Bellevue man has been dismissed due to a lack of evidence. The felony charge against Shane M. Lester, 35, in Iowa District Court of Jackson County was dismissed based on a motion by prosecutors, according to court records. Lester had been accused of sexually abusing a child younger than 12 in 2019. He has always maintained his innocence.