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Case No. 21-0916

State of Iowa
Todd W. Adams


State of Iowa


Todd W. Adams

Attorney for the Appellee

Zachary Miller, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Melinda J. Nye, Assistant Appellate Defender

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Oct 05, 2022

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Clinton County, Patrick A. McElyea, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Heard by Bower, C.J., Tabor, J., and Gamble, S.J.  Opinion by Tabor, J.  (12 pages).

            Todd Adams appeals his conviction for five counts of second-degree sexual abuse and two counts of indecent contact with a child.  He contends the district court abused its discretion in excluding evidence of the history of drug use and involuntary commitment of the victims’ mother.  He also challenges the admission of hearsay testimony from a nurse who examined the victims.  OPINION HOLDS: Because his exclusion claim was unpreserved and the nurse’s testimony was properly admitted, we affirm.

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