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Case No. 17-1814

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State of Iowa
Patrick Barrett Jr.


State of Iowa


Patrick Barrett Jr.

Attorneys for Appellee

Louis S. Sloven, Assistant Attorney General

Attorneys for Appellant

Mary K. Conroy, Assistant Appellate Defender

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Nov 21, 2018

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Cass County, Jeffrey L. Larson, Judge.  CONVICTION CONDITIONALLY AFFIRMED AND REMANDED.  Considered by Potterfield, P.J., and Bower and McDonald, JJ.  Opinion by McDonald, J.  (15 pages)

            Patrick Barrett Jr. appeals his conviction of sexual abuse in the second degree.  OPINION HOLDS: The district court abused its discretion in denying Barrett’s discovery request for the victim’s mental-health and counseling records.  The district court did not abuse its discretion when denying Barrett’s motion for new trial.

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