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Case No. 16-0134

State of Iowa
Michael Cory Kelso-Christy

Defendant appealed from the judgment and sentence entered on his conviction for second-degree burglary following a bench trial on the minutes of testimony. Defendant contended the evidence that he impersonated a third party in order to induce the victim to allow him into her home to have sex was insufficient to support the conviction because the sex act he intended to commit was consensual and did not constitute sexual abuse. The court of appeals affirmed the conviction, finding defendant’s impersonation of another person who was known to the victim amounts to fraud in the fact, vitiating consent. Defendant seeks further review.

Trial Court Case No.:


State of Iowa


Michael Cory Kelso-Christy

Attorney for the Appellee

Tyler Buller, Sheryl Soich

Attorney for the Appellant

Melinda J. Nye

Supreme Court

Oral Argument Schedule


Jan 17, 2018 9:00 AM


Supreme Court Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
May 04, 2018
Date Amended:
Jul 18, 2018

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jun 07, 2017

Other Information

Date Further Review is Granted:
Nov 09, 2017
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