Supreme Court Overturns Appeal In Sexual Assault Case

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Des Moines, Iowa – The Iowa State Supreme Court has overturned the ruling of its lower court letting a third-degree sexual assault case stand.

On Friday, the court  allowed the March 2017 conviction of now 27-year-old Sean David Gordon of Charles City.  The conviction carries a 10-year prison sentence.

The Iowa Court of Appeals voted 5-4 a psychosexual assessment used to predict the likelihood of sexual and violent re-offenses should have not been used by the judge in the original case.  

The Supreme Court’s ruling says Gordon’s attorney didn’t object to the use of the risk assessment and Gordon admitted to using meth in his pre-sentencing interview.  

Court records say then 23-year-old Gordon convinced a 14-year-old female to pose nude for pictures and then had sex with her in June of 2016.