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Case No. 21-1913

K.C. v. T.L.

County:
Warren

K.C. on behalf of T.L.S., Petitioner-Appellee

T.D.L., Respondent-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant

Amy K. Davis

Attorney and Guardian ad Litem for Appellee

Jami J. Hagemeier

K.C., self-represented appellee

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
21-1913
Date Published:
Nov 17, 2022
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Warren County, Brendan E. Greiner, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Heard by Tabor, P.J., and Schumacher and Chicchelly, JJ.  Opinion by Chicchelly, J.  (12 pages)

            T.L. appeals the imposition of a protective order for relief from sexual abuse entered under Iowa Code chapter 236A (2021).  OPINION HOLDS: I. Substantial evidence supports a finding that a preponderance of the evidence shows T.L. committed sexual abuse.  II. T.L. has not preserved error on his claim that the court erred by appointing the guardian ad litem who moved to quash the subpoena of the child victim.  There is no showing that the court abused its discretion in granting quashal based on the child’s intellectual disability and difficulty communicating and the parents’ concern about the child testifying in person.

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