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Case No. 20-0364

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State of Iowa
Eric Joseph Ryan


State of Iowa


Eric Joseph Ryan

Attorney for the Appellee

Genevieve Reinkoester, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Shellie L. Knipfer, Assistant Appellate Defender

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Sep 22, 2021

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Washington County, Daniel Kitchen, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Tabor, P.J., and Greer and Badding, JJ.  Opinion by Greer, J.  (2 pages)

            A jury convicted Eric Ryan of two counts of indecent contact with a child.  Ryan appeals, arguing only that his trial counsel provided ineffective assistance.  OPINION HOLDS: Because Iowa Code section 814.7 (2020) prevents us from deciding Ryan’s claims of ineffective assistance on direct appeal and he raises no other issues, we affirm. 

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