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Case No. 19-0364

State of Iowa
v.
Darlin Lenin Veliz Acosta

Appellee

State of Iowa

Appellant

Darlin Lenin Veliz Acosta

Attorneys for Appellee

Kevin Cmelik, Assistant Attorney General

Attorneys for Appellant

Elena M. Greenberg

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
19-0364
Date Published:
Nov 30, 2020
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Robert B. Hanson, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., Schumacher, J., and Mahan, S.J.  Opinion by Mahan, S.J.  (10 pages)

            Darlin Veliz Acosta appeals his convictions of sexual abuse in the second degree and lascivious acts with a child, raising claims with regard to the admission of electronic messages and defense counsel’s failure to object to statements by the prosecutor during closing argument.  OPINION HOLDS: We affirm Acosta’s convictions of sexual abuse in the second degree and lascivious acts with a child.

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