CEDAR RAPIDS – A Wisconsin man who came to a Northern Iowa town to entice a minor to engage in illegal sexual activity pled guilty yesterday in federal court in Cedar Rapids.
Carson Sibley, age 26, from LaCrosse, Wisconsin, was convicted of one count of enticement of a minor. At the plea hearing, Sibley admitted that, in 2017, he came to Dike, Iowa in Grundy county and persuaded, induced, or enticed a minor to engage in sexual activity for which a person could be charged with a felony criminal offense.
Sentencing before Chief United States District Court Judge Leonard T. Strand will be set after a presentence report is prepared. Sibley remains in custody of the United States Marshal pending sentencing. Sibley faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years’ imprisonment and a possible maximum sentence of life imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, $5,100 in special assessments, and supervised release for 5 years to life following any imprisonment.
This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Mark Tremmel and was investigated by the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, the Grundy County Sheriff’s Office, the Black Hawk County Sheriff’s Office, the Cedar Rapids Police Department, the LaCrosse Police Department, and Homeland Security Investigations.
This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse.