State v. Chapman, No. 18–1504 (Iowa 2020)
Nature of Case: Appellant entered an Alford plea to a non-sexual offense and the state wished to use the minutes of the plea to establish sexual motivation to require requirements. The Iowa Court of Appeals held that this was improper and that the remedy was a remand to the trial court to develop the record. The Appellant sought review from the Iowa Supreme Court.
Holding: The Iowa Supreme Court affirmed, holding that the minutes of an Alford plea are insufficient to establish sexual motivation for an offense to require registration and that the proper remedy is to remand to the trial court for further proceedings.