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Case No. 19-1103

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State of Iowa
v.
Christian Daniel Sousley

Appellee

State of Iowa

Appellant

Christian Daniel Sousley

Attorneys for Appellee

Timothy M. Hau, Assistant Attorney General

Attorneys for Appellant

Robert P. Ranschau, Assistant Appellate Defender

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
19-1103
Date Published:
Sep 23, 2020
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Linn County, Fae Hoover Grinde, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Tabor, P.J., Schumacher, J., and Scott, S.J.  Opinion by Scott, S.J.  (21 pages)

            Christian Sousley appeals his convictions of second-degree sexual abuse and sexual exploitation of a minor.  He argues the district court abused its discretion in overruling an objection to expert testimony claimed to be beyond the scope of the minutes of evidence, the evidence was insufficient to support his convictions and the court erred in overruling his motions for judgment of acquittal, his counsel rendered ineffective assistance in failing to object to improper vouching testimony, and the court abused its discretion in denying his motion for a new trial on his claim the verdict was contrary to the weight of the evidence.  OPINION HOLDS: Finding no cause for reversal, we affirm Sousley’s convictions.

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