A Dubuque man facing a sexual abuse charge recently was found incompetent to stand trial, suspending his case. 

Andrew M. Hogan, 28, of Dubuque, is charged in Iowa District Court of Dubuque County with third-degree sexual abuse. 

A court order signed by Iowa District Court Judge Thomas Bitter states that a competency hearing was held in Hogan's case on Nov. 29. The order also stated that two psychiatric evaluation reports found that Hogan was not competent to stand trial. 

"It is clear that (Hogan) is suffering from a mental disorder which prevents him from appreciating the charge, understanding the proceedings and/or assisting effectively in his defense," the order states. 

Hogan's case currently is suspended. The order states that he will be taken to a psychiatric hospital, and a psychiatrist will write a report within 30 days of Hogan's arrival on whether he "can be restored to competency within a reasonable period of time."

Court documents state that the sexual abuse charge stems from a report that police received in March 2020. Hogan admitted to having sex with a 15-year-old in Dubuque, documents state. 

The Telegraph Herald does not identify victims of alleged sexual crimes. 

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