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Case No. 17-1418

State of Iowa
Chance Wetter


State of Iowa


Chance Wetter

Attorney for the Appellee

Sheryl Soich, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Mark C. Smith, State Appellate Defender

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Nov 07, 2018

           Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Sioux County, John D. Ackerman, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., and Doyle and Mullins, JJ.  Opinion by Mullins, J.  (7 pages)

           Chance Wetter appeals his conviction, following a bench trial, of third-degree sexual abuse.  He argues the district court misapplied the law in denying his motion for judgment of acquittal at the close of evidence when it concluded there was sufficient evidence that he and a minor were not cohabiting as husband and wife at the time of the underlying sex act.  OPINION HOLDS: We conclude the evidence was sufficient and affirm Wetter’s conviction of sexual abuse in the third degree.

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