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Iowa man pleads guilty to attempting to entice a minor

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.


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

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

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.

how many others did he do that too, legitimate question

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

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

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