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Former school owner's trial to stay in Lee Co.

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LEE COUNTY, Ia. (WGEM) -

The trial against a former Keokuk boarding school owner accused of sex abuse will stay in Lee County, according to court records.

A judge ruled this week that Ben Trane can get a fair trial in Keokuk.

Prosecutors pushed for a new location, citing pre-trial publicity and Trane's extensive ties to the area.

But the judge sided with the defense, who felt they could find an impartial jury in Keokuk.

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