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Case No. 20-0002

State of Iowa
Triston King Phillips


State of Iowa


Triston King Phillips

Attorneys for Appellee

Thomas E. Bakke and Susan R. Krisko, Assistant Attorneys General

Attorneys for Appellant

Christopher A. Clausen

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jul 21, 2021

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Hardin County, John J. Haney, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Doyle, P.J., and Mullins and May, JJ.  Opinion by Doyle, P.J.  (4 pages)

            Triston Phillips appeals his convictions of sexual abuse claiming there was insufficient evidence to convict him and his counsel provided ineffective assistance.  OPINION HOLDS: Phillips’s motion for judgment of acquittal did not preserve error for the argument he now raises on appeal.  Furthermore, we cannot review Phillips’s ineffective-assistance-of-counsel claims on direct appeal.  So we affirm his convictions and reserve his ineffective-assistance-of-counsel claims for a possible post-conviction relief proceeding.

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