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Case No. 18-0314

State of Iowa
v.
Jeff Lee Altmayer

Appellee

State of Iowa

Appellant

Jeff Lee Altmayer

Attorney for the Appellee

Thomas E. Bakke, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Stephan J. Japuntich, Assistant Appellate Defender

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
18-0314
Date Published:
Feb 06, 2019
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Jasper County, Terry R. Rickers, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Vogel, C.J., and Vaitheswaran and McDonald, JJ.  Opinion by Vogel, C.J.  (11 pages)

            Jeff Lee Altmayer appeals his convictions for kidnapping in the first degree, sexual abuse in the second degree, and two counts of enticing a child.  He argues his trial counsel was ineffective for failing to object to a jury instruction regarding his out-of-court statements, and the court abused its discretion in admitting other-acts evidence and erred in submitting a jury instruction regarding the complaining witness.  OPINION HOLDS: We find both instructions correctly state the law and did not result in prejudice and the other-acts evidence was proper for proving identity.  Therefore, we affirm.

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