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Case No. 20-0192

State of Iowa
v.
Kevin Jon Thoren

Kevin Thoren appeals from his conviction for sexual abuse in the third degree. He argues the district court erred by admitting testimony regarding the Iowa Board of Massage Therapy’s investigation into sexual misconduct allegations and his surrender of his massage license, and erred in admitting prior-bad-acts evidence regarding alleged sexual misconduct regarding former clients.

County:
Polk

Resister

State of Iowa

Applicant

Kevin Jon Thoren

Attorney for the Resister

Bridget A. Chambers

Attorney for the Applicant

Ashley C. Stewart

Supreme Court

Oral Argument Schedule

15-15-5

Oct 20, 2021 9:00 AM

Briefs

Supreme Court Opinion

Opinion Number:
20-0192
Date Published:
Feb 25, 2022
Date Amended:
Apr 21, 2022

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
20-0192
Date Published:
Mar 17, 2021
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Jeffrey D. Farrell, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Doyle, P.J., and Tabor and Ahlers, JJ.  Opinion by Doyle, P.J.  (10 pages)

            Kevin Thoren appeals his conviction for sexual abuse in the third-degree.  He contends the district court abused its discretion in admitting certain evidence at trial.  OPINION HOLDS: Because the evidence was relevant and the probative value was not outweighed by the danger of unfair prejudice, the district court did not abuse its discretion in admitting it.

Other Information

Date Retained:
Apr 28, 2021
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