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Case No. 20-0132

State of Iowa
Steven Andrew Mauck


State of Iowa


Steven Andrew Mauck

Attorney for the Appellee

Kyle Hanson and Genevieve Reinkoester, Assistant Attorneys General, and Josh Hughes, Law Student

Attorney for the Appellant

Curtis Dial

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Oct 20, 2021

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Des Moines County, Mary Ann Brown, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Bower, C.J., and Vaitheswaran and Schumacher, JJ.  Opinion by Bower, C.J.  (9 pages)

            Steven Mauck appeals his conviction for second-degree sexual abuse, contending the court erred in denying his motion to strike a prospective juror for cause and his motion for a new trial.  OPINION HOLDS: Even if we presume the district court abused its discretion in not striking the juror for cause, Mauck did not use a peremptory challenge to strike the juror ort seek an additional peremptory challenge to strike the juror.  Mauck has failed to establish actual prejudice resulted from the denial of his motion to strike for cause.  The court did not abuse its discretion in denying the motion for new trial.  We affirm.

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