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