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Case No. 17-1872

State of Iowa
Kurt Alan Olson


State of Iowa


Kurt Alan Olson

Attorney for the Appellee

Katie Krickbaum, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Kevin D. Engels

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Apr 03, 2019

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Tama County, Mary E. Chicchelly, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Tabor, P.J., Bower, J., and Blane, S.J.  Opinion by Blane, S.J.  (15 pages)

            Defendant appeals from his convictions for two counts of indecent contact with a child and three counts of assault with intent to commit sexual abuse.  He contends the jury verdicts are not supported by sufficient evidence and the district court erred in not granting him a new trial based on his weight-of-the-evidence and evidentiary claims.  Finally, he contends his trial counsel was ineffective.  OPINION HOLDS:  We find Olson failed to preserve his sufficiency-of-the-evidence argument.  The district court did not abuse its discretion in denying his motion for new trial as the verdict was not against the weight-of-the-evidence.  The court did not abuse its discretion in any preserved evidentiary ruling.  And the ineffective-assistance-of-counsel claims are preserved for postconviction-relief proceedings. 

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