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Case No. 18-0829

State of Iowa
Joseph Ronald Banks


State of Iowa


Joseph Ronald Banks

Attorney for the Appellee

Thomas E. Bakke, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Robert P. Ranschau, Assistant Appellate Defender

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
May 01, 2019

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Buchanan County, David P. Odekirk, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Potterfield, P.J., and Tabor and Bower, JJ.  Opinion by Potterfield, P.J.  (5 pages)

            After a bench trial, Joseph Banks was found guilty of lascivious acts with a child, in violation of Iowa Code sections 709.8(1)(a), 709.8(2)(a), and 903B.1 (2016).  He contends the trial court abused its discretion in denying his motion for new trial, asserting the verdict is contrary to the weight of the evidence.  OPINION HOLDS: Finding no abuse of the trial court’s discretion here, we affirm.

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