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Case No. 21-0129

State of Iowa
Christopher Buck


State of Iowa


Christopher Buck

Attorney for the Appellee

Bridget Chambers, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Philip B. Mears

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Mar 30, 2022

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Grundy County, Linda M. Fangman, Judge.  WRIT SUSTAINED AND REMANDED.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., and Tabor and May, JJ.  Opinion by Vaitheswaran, P.J.  (5 pages)

            Christopher Buck appeals the denial of his application to modify sexual offender registration requirements, contending: (1) “the district court’s conclusion that [he] did not meet the threshold requirement of being low risk should be reversed as that conclusion was not supported by substantial evidence” and (2) “the district court abused its discretion in denying [his] application for modification.”  OPINION HOLDS: Because the focus here was on past crimes and past patterns of behavior, we sustain the writ and remand for consideration of the modification application in light of Fortune v. State, 957 N.W.2d 696 (Iowa 2021).

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