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Case No. 18-1033

State of Iowa
Bruce Rankin


State of Iowa


Bruce Rankin

Attorney for the Appellee

Tyler J. Buller, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Melinda J. Nye, Assistant Appellate Defender

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jun 05, 2019

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Pottawattamie County, Craig M. Dreismeier, District Associate Judge.  SENTENCE AFFIRMED IN PART, VACATED IN PART, AND REMANDED.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., Tabor, J., and Gamble, S.J.  Opinion by Gamble, S.J. (3 pages)

            Bruce Rankin appeals the sentence imposed upon his conviction for two counts of indecent contact with a child, contending the district court erred in determining Rankin had the reasonable ability to pay an unknown amount of attorney’s fees.  OPINION HOLDS: The court erred in determining Rankin was able to pay attorney fees in an unknown amount.  We reverse the part of the sentence regarding restitution and remand the case for resentencing consistent with State v. Albright, 925 N.W.2d 144, 160-61 (Iowa 2019).

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