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Case No. 19-0984

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In the Interest of J.T.,

J.T., Minor Child-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant

Justin R. Wyatt

Attorney for Appellee State

Mary A. Triick, Assistant Attorney General

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jun 03, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Montgomery County, Amy Zacharias, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., and Doyle and May, JJ.  Opinion by May, J.  (7 pages)


            J.T. appeals his delinquency adjudication for an act constituting third-degree sexual abuse.  He argues (1) his constitutional rights were violated when he and the public were excluded from the hearing during the alleged victim’s testimony and (2) there was insufficient evidence to support the delinquency finding.  OPINION HOLDS: We find error was not preserved on the exclusion claim.  And we find sufficient evidence supports the adjudication.

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