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Case No. 19-1425

State of Iowa
v.
Bryan Dwight Henderson

Bryan Henderson appeals from the judgment of sentence for indecent contact with a child, entered after the court accepted his guilty plea pursuant to North Carolina v. Alford, 400 U.S. 25 (1970). Henderson argues there is good cause for the court to hear the appeal pursuant to new Iowa Code section 814.6(1)(a)(3) because: (1) he consistently asserted his innocence; (2) there was only one witness, who did not report the alleged crime for five months; (3) there was no physical evidence; and (4) the court required him to serve prison time rather than ordering probation. Substantively he argues the court erred by considering improper sentencing factors, abused its discretion, and failed to make sufficient findings supporting the sentence. Finally, he argues the court erred when it allowed the State to present its arguments first in violation of new Iowa Code section 901.4B.

County:
Linn
Trial Court Case No.:
FECR126169

Appellee

State of Iowa

Appellant

Bryan Dwight Henderson

Attorneys for Appellee

Zachary Miller

Attorneys for Appellant

Thomas J. Viner

Supreme Court

Oral Argument Schedule

Non-Oral

Apr 07, 2020 1:30 PM

Briefs

Supreme Court Opinion

Opinion Number:
19-1425
Date Published:
May 29, 2020

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