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Case No. 17-1524

State of Iowa
Douglas Lynn Cook


State of Iowa


Douglas Lynn Cook

Attorney for the Appellee

Louis S. Sloven, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Theresa R. Wilson, Assistant Appellate Defender

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Nov 21, 2018

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Cass County, Richard H. Davidson and Gregory W. Steensland, Judges.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., and Doyle and Mullins, JJ.  Opinion by Vaitheswaran, P.J.  (3 pages)

            Douglas Cook appeals his convictions for two counts of second-degree sexual abuse and one count of disseminating or exhibiting obscene material to a minor, contending the district court abused its discretion in denying his motion to sever the charges.  OPINION HOLDS: We discern no abuse of discretion in the court’s application of the law and its denial of Cook’s severance motion.  We affirm his judgment and sentence.

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