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Case No. 19-0838

State of Iowa
Zachary Tyler Zacarias

Zachary Zacarias appeals from his conviction for assault by penetration of genitals with an object, in violation of Iowa Code sections 708.1 and 708.2(5). Zacarias contends (1) the jury instruction defining an “object” under section 708.2(5) was not supported by law and allowed the jury to convict him on a theory not permitted by the statute; (2) the evidence was insufficient to support the conviction under a proper interpretation of section 708.2(5); (3) the trial court erred by excluding impeachment evidence of the victim’s prior unsworn statements; and (4) his trial counsel was ineffective.



State of Iowa


Zachary Tyler Zacarias

Attorney for the Appellee

Louis S. Sloven

Attorneys for the Appellant

Andrew Dunn
Jessica Donels

Supreme Court

Oral Argument Schedule


Feb 17, 2021 9:00 AM


Supreme Court Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Apr 23, 2021

Other Information

Date Retained:
Nov 23, 2020

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