Ex-CPD officer to plead guilty to Class 2 felony

Madelyn Kidd, News Editor

David Iwaniw, 43-year-old former Charleston Police Department officer, has open plead guilty to a Class 2 felony charge for allegedly violating his bail bond for three Class 1 felonies on Tuesday at a status hearing.

The total charges Iwaniw allegedly committed include: Class 1 felony criminal sexual assault with a victim 13 to 17 years old, Class 1 felony criminal sexual assault with force, Class 1 felony for possession of child pornography and Class 2 felony violation of bail bond of Class 1 offense.

It is a Class 2 felony for violation of bail bond to the three Class 1 felonies.

Iwaniw’s open plea means he is pleading guilty without any sentencing assurances.

Iwaniw was arrested for allegedly committing the three Class 1 felonies on February 2013 when he allegedly sexually assaulted a 17-year-old, threatened her to not tell anyone and recorded the sexual assault, according to the police report.

Iwaniw failed to show in court on July 21, 2014 and a warrant was issued for his arrest.

Iwaniw was on the Coles County Top 10 Most Wanted when he was apprehended by members of the U.S. Marshals Service Arizona Wanted Violent Offender Task Force in Arizona over seven years later on Jan. 11, 2022.

Iwaniw and his attorney also waived Iwaniw’s right to a jury trial and motioned to have the upcoming jury trial for the three Class 1 felonies to be a bench trial.

Coles County Circuit Judge James Glenn set the bench trial to start on Oct. 3 at 9 a.m. for the three Class 1 felonies at the Coles County Courthouse.

The bench trial is scheduled for three days Oct. 3 to Oct. 5.

The sentencing hearing for the Class 2 felony Iwaniw will plead guilty is on Nov. 29 at 9 a.m.

 

Madelyn Kidd can be reached at 581-2812 or at [email protected]