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Case No. 21-1676

State of Iowa
Nelson Carlos Flores

Nelson Flores seeks further review after the court of appeals affirmed his convictions for crimes relating to sexual abuse of a child. Flores argues the court of appeals erred 1) in finding his right to a speedy trial was not violated, and that good cause existed for a continuance; 2) in determining the admission of the child victim’s forensic interview was harmless error; and 3) in affirming the admittance of co-conspirator statements.

Trial Court Case No.:


State of Iowa


Nelson Carlos Flores

Attorney for the Resister

Benjamin Parrott

Attorneys for the Applicant

Tyler D. McIntosh
Christopher J. Roth

Supreme Court

Oral Argument Schedule


Oct 11, 2023 9:00 AM


Supreme Court Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jan 26, 2024

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
May 10, 2023

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Crawford County, Zachary Hindman, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Heard by Vaitheswaran, P.J., Badding, J., and Doyle, S.J.  Opinion by Vaitheswaran, P.J.  (14 pages)

            Nelson Flores appeals his convictions for crimes relating to sexual abuse of a child, challenging (I) a claimed violation of his speedy trial right; (II) the sufficiency of the evidence supporting the jury’s findings of guilt; (III) the admission of a recorded interview of the child; (IV) the admission of co-conspirator statements concerning a plan to leave the state; (V) the denial of his motion for new trial; and (VI) his attorney’s performance.  OPINION HOLDS: We affirm the jury’s findings of guilt and the judgment and sentence.

Other Information

Date Further Review is Granted:
Aug 17, 2023
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