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Case No. 20-0464

State of Iowa
v.
Justice Mathis

Justice Mathis seeks further review of the court of appeals opinion affirming his convictions for three counts of second-degree sexual abuse. The court of appeals found there was sufficient evidence to support his convictions and that while it was error to instruct the jury “[t]here is no requirement that the testimony of an alleged victims of sexual offenses be corroborated,” the error was harmless.

County:
Decatur

Appellee

State of Iowa

Appellant

Justice Mathis

Attorneys for Appellee

Tyler J. Buller

Attorneys for Appellant

Theresa R. Wilson,

Supreme Court

Oral Argument Schedule

Non-Oral

Feb 23, 2022 1:30 PM

Briefs

Supreme Court Opinion

Opinion Number:
20-0464
Date Published:
Mar 18, 2022

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
20-0464
Date Published:
Nov 03, 2021
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Decatur County, Dustria A. Relph, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Mullins, P.J., and May and Ahlers, JJ.  Opinion by May, J.  (8 pages)

            Justice Mathis appeals his convictions for three counts of second-degree sexual abuse.  He challenges the sufficiency of the evidence and a jury instruction.  OPINION HOLDS: The State presented sufficient evidence to support Mathis’s convictions.  The district court erred in submitting the challenged instruction, but the error was harmless.

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