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Case No. 18-1527

State of Iowa
James H. Exline


State of Iowa


James H. Exline

Attorney for the Appellee

Darrel Mullins and Denise Timmins, Assistant Attorneys General

Attorney for the Appellant

Travis M. Armbrust

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Feb 05, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Greene County, James M. Drew, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Heard by Vaitheswaran, P.J., and Doyle and May, JJ.  Opinion by Vaitheswaran, P.J.  (9 pages)

            James H. Exline was twice tried for second- and third-degree sexual abuse of a child, with the first trial ending in a mistrial and the second resulting in jury findings of guilt charges.  On appeal, Exline argues the district court (1) abused its discretion in allowing the jury to hear that the child died; (2) erred in admitting hearsay evidence; and (3) abused its discretion in denying his motion to postpone the second trial.  OPINION HOLDS: We affirm Exline’s convictions of second-degree and third-degree sexual abuse. 

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