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Case No. 17-1454

State of Iowa
Joseph Bright


State of Iowa


Joseph Bright

Attorney for the Appellee

Sheryl Soich, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Maria Ruhtenberg, Assistant Appellate Defender

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Nov 21, 2018

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Robert J. Blink, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Danilson, C.J., and Potterfield and Doyle, JJ.  Opinion by Danilson, C.J.  (6 pages)

            Joseph Bright appeals from his conviction for indecent exposure, in violation of Iowa Code section 709.9 (2016), following a jury trial.  He challenges the sufficiency of the evidence that his exposure of his erect penis was done with the specific intent to arouse or satisfy his sexual desire.  He also asserts trial counsel was ineffective in failing to object to the admission of the video recording of Bright’s statements to police.  OPINION HOLDS:  We find substantial evidence supports the conviction, and we preserve Bright’s ineffectiveness claim for possible postconviction proceedings.

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