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Case No. 19-1560

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State of Iowa
v.
Jeffry Brian Waite

Appellee

State of Iowa

Appellant

Jeffry Brian Waite

Attorney for the Appellee

Kyle Hanson, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Philip B. Mears

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
19-1560
Date Published:
Jun 16, 2021
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Johnson County, Ian K. Thornhill, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., Schumacher, J., and Vogel, S.J.  Opinion by Vogel, S.J.  (11 pages)

            Jeffry Waite appeals his convictions and sentences for one count of lascivious conduct with a child and five counts of sexual abuse in the third degree.  OPINION HOLDS: We find the district court did not abuse its discretion in rejecting Waite’s claims of vouching during the testimony of the State’s expert witness and during the prosecutor’s closing arguments.  We also find sufficient evidence to support Waite’s convictions on all six counts, and we find no abuse of discretion in sentencing him to consecutive terms of incarceration.  Therefore, we affirm his convictions and sentences.

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