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Case No. 20-0967

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State of Iowa
Shawn William Durrell


State of Iowa


Shawn William Durrell

Attorneys for Appellee

Louis S. Sloven, Assistant Attorney General

Attorneys for Appellant

Alfredo Parrish

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jan 12, 2022

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Tabitha Turner, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Bower, C.J., Doyle and Carr, S.J.J.  Opinion by Carr, S.J.  (8 pages)

            Shawn Durrell appeals his conviction following a guilty plea to sexual misconduct with an offender.  OPINION HOLDS: Durrell has shown good cause for a direct appeal.  He did not have a conditional guilty plea, and the court was not bound by the sentencing recommendation in the written guilty plea.  We find the court did not abuse its discretion in sentencing Durrell.  We affirm his conviction.

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