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Iowa man pleads guilty to attempting to entice a minor


This news story was published on July 18, 2019.
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CEDAR RAPIDS – An Iowa man who attempted to entice a minor to engage in illegal sexual activity pled guilty today in federal court in Cedar Rapids.

Jason Koontz, age 34, from Clarence, Iowa, was convicted of one count of attempted enticement of a minor. At the plea hearing, Koontz admitted that, in July 2017, he attempted to persuade, induce, or entice a person who he believed to be a minor to engage in illegal sexual activity.

Sentencing before United States District Court Judge C.J. Williams will be set after a presentence report is prepared. Koontz remains in custody of the United States Marshal pending sentencing. Koontz 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 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.

KOONTZ, JASON JAY

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7 Responses to Iowa man pleads guilty to attempting to entice a minor

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 23, 2019 at 10:16 am

    Thank you Matt. Excellent coverage of local news! NOT!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 20, 2019 at 1:58 pm

    Black people need to stop their community from all the rape and gun crime. Stop pushing kids off of balcony at malls. We can all be dicks… we dont gotta be.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 20, 2019 at 10:45 am

    White people need to get a hold of their community…. damn near every pedophile is some ugly white dude in his 30s or 40s that probably voted for Trump too

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      July 22, 2019 at 5:27 am

      You dunce. Trump would be the first to call for Jason to hang for this.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 20, 2019 at 5:11 am

    how many others did he do that too, legitimate question

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 19, 2019 at 9:41 am

    hang til dead. cheap and easy. 100 ft of rope at fleet farm is under $10.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      July 20, 2019 at 6:00 am

      Agreed.
      But before you hang the POS, nail his nuts to a tree stump and push him over backwards.
      Then hang him.