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Pursuant to a plea agreement, Defendant pled guilty to one count of first-degree sexual abuse of a minor. Defendant later filed a motion for sentence modification or reduction under newly discovered evidence arguing that his guilty plea was involuntary and that his trial counsel provided ineffective assistance. The district court construed the motion as both a motion to withdraw Defendant’s guilty plea and to reduce Defendant’s sentence. The district court denied the request to withdraw Defendant’s guilty plea, concluding that Defendant failed to establish newly discovered evidence resulting in manifest injustice, and concluded that it did not have jurisdiction to consider a sentence reduction because Defendant’s motion was untimely. Defendant appealed. The Supreme Court dismissed the appeal, holding that the district court did not have jurisdiction to rule on Defendant’s motion, and therefore, this Court did not have jurisdiction to consider Defendant’s appeal.