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Appellant Carlos Keck was convicted of rape and sentenced to twenty-five years' imprisonment. The court of appeals affirmed. Appellant subsequently filed a petition for postconviction relief, asserting that his trial counsel was ineffective for not objecting or making an attempt to limit expert testimony that Appellant alleged improperly bolstered the victim's testimony. The trial court denied the petition. The Supreme Court affirmed, holding that trial counsel's performance did not fall below an objective standard of reasonableness under the first prong of Washington v. Strickland, and therefore, the trial court did not err in finding that counsel's performance was not ineffective.