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Defendant entered into a plea agreement pursuant to which Defendant agreed to plead guilty to third degree sexual assault in exchange for a deferred prosecution and a five-year supervised probation. After Defendant had served nearly four years of probation, the district court modified the terms of her probation to require that she submit to and pay for a psycho-sexual evaluation. Defendant appealed, arguing that the district court improperly modified the conditions of her probation where there was no showing of a change in circumstances and no evidence presented to establish the need for the psychosexual evaluation in this case. The Supreme Court affirmed, holding (1) a sentencing court is not specifically required to find a change in circumstances before entering a modification order; and (2) under the circumstances of this case, the district court’s modification was not an abuse of discretion.