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Case No. 18-1917

State of Iowa
William Paul Roland


State of Iowa


William Paul Roland

Attorney for the Appellee

Tyler J. Buller, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Stephan J. Japuntich, Assistant Appellate Defender

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Nov 30, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, William A. Price, District Associate Judge.  CONVICTION AFFIRMED, SENTENCE AFFIRMED IN PART AND VACATED IN PART, AND CASE REMANDED FOR RESENTENCING.  Considered by Doyle, P.J., and Mullins and Greer, JJ.  Opinion by Doyle, P.J.  (10 pages)

            A jury found William Roland guilty of sexual exploitation of a minor in violation of Iowa Code section 728.12(3) (2017).  He appeals claiming his counsel gave ineffective assistance.  He also challenges the restitution portion of his sentence.  OPINION HOLDS: We find Roland did not prove his ineffective-assistance-of-counsel claims.  We find the district court should have determined Roland’s ability to pay, so we vacate the restitution portion of his sentence and remand for a reasonable-ability-to-pay determination.

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