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Case No. 19-1103

State of Iowa
Christian Daniel Sousley


State of Iowa


Christian Daniel Sousley

Attorney for the Appellee

Timothy M. Hau, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Robert P. Ranschau, Assistant Appellate Defender

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Sep 23, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Linn County, Fae Hoover Grinde, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Tabor, P.J., Schumacher, J., and Scott, S.J.  Opinion by Scott, S.J.  (21 pages)

            Christian Sousley appeals his convictions of second-degree sexual abuse and sexual exploitation of a minor.  He argues the district court abused its discretion in overruling an objection to expert testimony claimed to be beyond the scope of the minutes of evidence, the evidence was insufficient to support his convictions and the court erred in overruling his motions for judgment of acquittal, his counsel rendered ineffective assistance in failing to object to improper vouching testimony, and the court abused its discretion in denying his motion for a new trial on his claim the verdict was contrary to the weight of the evidence.  OPINION HOLDS: Finding no cause for reversal, we affirm Sousley’s convictions.

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