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Case No. 20-1403

State of Iowa
v.
Michael Jonathan Phelps

Appellee

State of Iowa

Appellant

Michael Jonathan Phelps

Attorneys for Appellee

Kyle Hanson, Assistant Attorney General

Attorneys for Appellant

Theresa R. Wilson, Assistant Appellate Defender

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
20-1403
Date Published:
Jun 30, 2021
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Celene Gogerty, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Bower, C.J., and Tabor and Ahlers, JJ.  Opinion by Tabor, J.  (6 pages)

            Michael Phelps appeals his indeterminate forty-four-year prison term for sexual exploitation of minors.  OPINION HOLDS: Because the district court permissibly weighed the serious nature of the offenses with all other relevant sentencing factors, we find no abuse of discretion in the sentencing decision.  Thus, we affirm the sentence. 

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