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Case No. 20-1263

State of Iowa
v.
Jay Salge

Appellee

State of Iowa

Appellant

Jay Salge

Attorneys for Appellee

Zachary Miller, Assistant Attorney General

Attorneys for Appellant

Rachel C. Regenold, Assistant Appellate Defender

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
20-1263
Date Published:
Jan 12, 2022
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Des Moines County, Jennifer S. Bailey, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Heard by Bower, C.J., and Greer and Badding, JJ.  Opinion by Bower, C.J. (14 pages)

            Jay Salge pleaded guilty to fifty-eight counts of sexual exploitation of a minor, in violation of Iowa Code sections 728.1(7) and 728.12(3) (2020).  On appeal, Salge argues the consecutive sentences imposed are grossly disproportionate to his crimes under the United States and Iowa Constitutions.  Salge also contends the district court abused its discretion by failing to give adequate reasons for imposing consecutive prison sentences.  OPINION HOLDS: Salge was not given a mandatory minimum sentence and is immediately eligible for parole.  We therefore reject his claim of cruel and unusual punishment.  We discern no abuse of the court’s sentencing discretion. We therefore affirm.   

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