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Case No. 23-0163

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State of Iowa
Robert Stewart Eakin Sr.


State of Iowa


Robert Stewart Eakin Sr.

Attorney for the Appellee

Linda J. Hines, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Maria Ruhtenberg, Assistant Appellate Defender

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Feb 07, 2024

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Hardin County, John R. Flynn, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Tabor, P.J., and Badding and Chicchelly, JJ.  Buller, J., takes no part.  Opinion by Tabor, P.J. (9 pages)

            A defendant appeals two convictions for third-degree sexual abuse.  He seeks a new trial, alleging the district court should have excluded evidence of the sexual abuse underlying a conviction that we affirmed in his first appeal.  OPINION HOLDS: Because that evidence was admissible under Iowa Code section 701.11 (2022), we affirm.

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