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Case No. 21-1648

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State of Iowa
Mark Alan Richards


State of Iowa


Mark Alan Richards

Attorneys for Appellee

Darrel Mullins, Assistant Attorney General

Attorneys for Appellant

Josh Irwin, Assistant Appellate Defender

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Aug 03, 2022

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Clinton County, Stuart P. Werling, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Badding, P.J., Chicchelly, J., and Gamble, S.J.  Opinion by Badding, P.J. (6 pages)

            Mark Richards appeals the sentence imposed on his conviction of incest, claiming the district court abused its discretion by considering improper sentencing factors.  OPINION HOLDS: We conclude Richards failed to affirmatively show that the court relied on improper sentencing factors.  So, we affirm the court’s sentencing decision.

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