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Case No. 19-0252

State of Iowa
v.
Keith Alexander Mayes

Appellee

State of Iowa

Appellant

Keith Alexander Mayes

Attorneys for Appellee

Sheryl Soich, Assistant Attorney General

Attorneys for Appellant

Christopher Kragnes Sr. and Kaitlyn C. Dimaria

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
19-0252
Date Published:
Apr 29, 2020
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Black Hawk County, David P. Odekirk, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Bower, C.J., and Greer and Ahlers, JJ.  Opinion by Greer, J.  (13 pages)

            Keith Mayes appeals from his conviction for sexual abuse in the second degree.  Mayes maintains the district court abused its discretion in determining the rape-shield law prevented the introduction of evidence the complaining witness had previously been shown a pornographic video, challenges the sufficiency of the evidence to support his conviction, and argues the court abused its discretion in granting the State’s two requests for continuances.  OPINION HOLDS: The district court did not abuse its discretion in excluding evidence based on the rape-shield law or in granting the State’s two requests for continuances.  Additionally, because substantial evidence supports Mayes’s conviction for sexual abuse in the second degree, we affirm. 

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