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Case No. 18-1703

State of Iowa
Raul V. Ruiz, Jr.


State of Iowa


Raul V. Ruiz, Jr.

Attorney for the Appellee

Louis S. Sloven, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Eric D. Tindal

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
May 13, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Scott County, Joel W. Barrows, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., and Mullins and Ahlers, JJ.  Opinion by Vaitheswaran, P.J.  (8 pages)

            Raul V. Ruiz Jr. appeals his conviction for failure to comply with sex offender registry requirements, second or subsequent offense, as an habitual offender, contending that: (1) there was insufficient evidence to establish he “knowingly” failed to comply with the registry requirements; (2) the district court’s findings of fact were inadequate; (3) the district court erred in concluding that Iowa Code section 901.8 (2018) required the imposition of consecutive sentences; (4) the conviction was void because of “extrinsic fraud”; (5) the district court erred in interpreting Iowa Code section 692A.103(1) to require registration; and (6) the district court lacked territorial jurisdiction.  OPINION HOLDS: We affirm.

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