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Case No. 19-2049

State of Iowa
Paul Ryan Knudsen


State of Iowa


Paul Ryan Knudsen

Attorneys for Appellee

Kyle Hanson, Assistant Attorney General

Attorneys for Appellant

Chad R. Frese

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jan 21, 2021

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Grundy County, Joel A. Dalrymple, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Mullins, P.J., and May and Schumacher, JJ.  Opinion by Schumacher, J.  (8 pages)

            Defendant appeals, arguing the evidence is insufficient to support the jury’s finding that he is an individual with a prior sexual conviction.  He further argues the district court abused its discretion in denying his motion for a mistrial following the admission of evidence lacking proper foundation.  OPINION HOLDS: We find the record contains substantial evidence to support the jury’s conclusion and the court did not abuse its discretion. 

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