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In the Interest of S.D., Minor Child
Attorney for Appellant Father
Kevin J. Huyser
Attorney for Appellee State
Mary A. Triick, Assistant Attorney General
Guardian ad Litem
Shannon Lee Sandy
Court of Appeals
Court of Appeals Opinion
Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Osceola County, Shawna L. Ditsworth, District Associate Judge. AFFIRMED. Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., and Tabor and Badding, JJ. Opinion by Badding, J. (7 pages)
A father appeals the adjudication of his child as in need of assistance, arguing the juvenile court abused its discretion in allowing a social worker’s testimony about the child’s statements describing the father’s sexual abuse and admitting into evidence a written summary and video recording of a forensic interview. OPINION HOLDS: We find the State laid sufficient foundation for the challenged exhibits. We further find the challenged testimony was cumulative of other evidence presented and therefore not prejudicial. We affirm adjudication.