Opinions June 19, 2018

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Indiana Court of Appeals
Michael Riggle v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)

Criminal. Affirms Michael Riggle’s convictions of five counts of child molesting, one count of sexual misconduct with a minor, two counts of child seduction and one count of activity related to obscene performance as Class A, Class B, Class C, Level 1 and Level 5 felonies. Finds Riggle made a knowing, voluntary, intelligent waiver of his right to counsel.

Todd Cooper v. Mark VanGilder, Leah Donohue, William Donohue, and Mary VanGilder (mem. dec.)
Smalls claims. Affirms trial court judgment in favor of the VanGilders and Donohues, finding Todd Cooper failed to submit a sufficient and complete record for review of his case and that his arguments lack cogency.

Tommy Shealey, Jr. v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
Criminal. Affirms Tommy Shealey Jr.’s conviction of Level 1 felony child molesting. Finds there is sufficient evidence to support the conviction.

In Re the Adoption of R.A.F., J.H. and W.N. v. Indiana Department of Child Services and D.F. (mem. dec.)
Adoption. Affirms the trial court’s denial of grandparents J.H. and W.N.’s petition to adopt grandchild R.A.F. Finds the trial court did not err in denying grandparents’ petition.

Robert M. Nolan v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
Post conviction. Affirms the trial court’s denial of Robert Nolan’s petition for post-conviction relief. Finds Nolan is not entitled to a new trial based on newly discovered evidence. Finds Nolan has not met his burden to prove he received ineffective assistance of trial and appellate counsel.

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