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Case No. 23-0600

State of Iowa
Jesse Lee McCollaugh

Jesse McCollaugh appeals from the judgment of sentence for sexual exploitation of a minor, an aggravated misdemeanor, in violation of Iowa Code section 728.12(3) and 903B.2, following a bench trial on the minutes of testimony. McCollaugh argues the video he took of a partially nude minor female using the toilet did not show that the minor engaged in nudity that was for the purpose of arousing or satisfying sexual desires of the person viewing the depiction of her nudity pursuant to Iowa Code section 728.1(7)(g) (defining “prohibited sexual act”), and thus there was insufficient evidence to support the conviction.

Trial Court Case No.:


State of Iowa


Jesse Lee McCollaugh

Attorney for the Appellee

Zachary Miller

Attorney for the Appellant

Mary K. Conroy

Supreme Court

Oral Argument Schedule


Mar 20, 2024 1:30 PM


Supreme Court Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Apr 19, 2024

Other Information

Date Retained:
Jan 30, 2024

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