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Case No. 21-0532

State of Iowa
Bruce Crane, Jr.


State of Iowa


Bruce Crane, Jr.

Attorney for the Appellee

Sharon K. Hall, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Ashley Stewart, Assistant Appellate Defender

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Mar 30, 2022

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Story County, James C. Ellefson, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Bower, C.J., and Vaitheswaran and Chicchelly, JJ.  Opinion by Vaitheswaran, J. (6 pages)

            Bruce Crane appeals the district court’s acceptance of the State’s motion to consolidate—and denial of his motion to sever—three sexual abuse and lascivious acts with a minor cases that the State filed against him.  OPINION HOLDS: The district court did not abuse its discretion in consolidating the three cases and denying Crane’s motion to sever. 

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