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Case No. 21-0378

State of Iowa
Dennis Eugene Cooper Jr.


State of Iowa


Dennis Eugene Cooper Jr.

Attorney for the Appellee

Darrel Mullins, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Jeffrey L. Powell

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Aug 03, 2022

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Mahaska County, Crystal S. Cronk, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Tabor, P.J., Badding, J., and Carr, S.J.  Opinion by Tabor, P.J.  (4 pages)

            Dennis Cooper, Jr., pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree sexual abuse and one count of third-degree sexual abuse.  The district court sentenced him to consecutive, indeterminate terms of incarceration of twenty-five years for each of the two second-degree counts and ten years for the third-degree count.  Cooper contends the court did not give adequate reasons for imposing the sentences consecutively.  OPINION HOLDS: We find no abuse of discretion and affirm the sentences.

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