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State trooper against cameras in his trial

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An Iowa State Patrol trooper is fighting against having cameras in the courtroom for his February trial.

37-year-old Mikel Yauk has pleaded not guilty to burglary and possessing a burglary tool.

Prosecutors say he got into the home of an acquaintance last month, performed a sex act on her, and took her cell phone.

Media outlets have made a standard request to bring cameras into the courtroom to report on the trial. 

Yauk's attorney says the extra coverage would only increase the likelihood Yauk couldn't get a fair trial in Fayette county.

A hearing on this matter is scheduled for Nov. 28. 

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