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Minnesota man who drove to Iowa to molest two teens convicted by jury, faces big penalties


This news story was published on October 31, 2019.
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CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who traveled from Minnesota to Iowa to have sex with minors was convicted by a jury on Wednesday, October 30, 2019, after a three-day trial in federal court in Cedar Rapids.

Terrance Nordwall, age 50, of Faribault, Minnesota, was convicted of attempted sex trafficking of children, attempted enticement of minors, and travel with intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct.

The evidence at trial showed that, in March and April of 2019, Nordwall exchanged text messages with a man who he believed was a “pimp” with a 14-year-old girl and a 15‑year‑old girl available. The man was actually an undercover law enforcement officer. Nordwall agreed to pay the pimp $200 for a half hour with the two girls, and he drove to the Cedar Rapids area, where he met law enforcement officers.

Sentencing before United States District Court Judge C.J. Williams will be set after a presentence report is prepared. Nordwall remains in custody of the United States Marshal pending sentencing. Nordwall faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years’ imprisonment and a possible maximum sentence of life imprisonment, a $750,000 fine, $15,300 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, Homeland Security Investigations, the Iowa State Patrol, and the Hiawatha Police Department.

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. Led by the United States Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who sexually exploit children, and to identify and rescue victims.

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7 Responses to Minnesota man who drove to Iowa to molest two teens convicted by jury, faces big penalties

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 1, 2019 at 12:23 pm

    the judge that likes giving light sentences to molesters and gun toting dindus?….. hell hes getting probation.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      November 1, 2019 at 2:48 pm

      ‘Nordwall faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years’ imprisonment’

      There are mandatory minimums in federal court

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        November 3, 2019 at 10:10 am

        faces ten dont mean shit and iowa protects and coddles sexual predators. have tha harassment charges to support that claim. ten years? what about a 147 grn. hp. thats the least the state could do. my taxs get wasted supporting dindus meth heads and predators locked in privately owned for profit prisons and so do yours ten yrs i dont think you and i need to fund. ten yrs that wont reform him. you can not reform a persons sexual desires. you can eliminate them forever for about 48 cents……..

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 1, 2019 at 12:20 pm

    rope is $8 per hundred ft. all day at fleet farm. ill buy the first roll. cheap easy solution to all child molesters. it prevents future offenses. i can climb and tie a knot…. justice is death for chomos.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 1, 2019 at 2:25 am

    he will get his in prison, get it lots of times. cons don’t like child molesters so his butthole is gunna go from o to O in a very short time

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      November 3, 2019 at 10:16 am

      ya. cuz as soon as guys get to prison they become gay rapists. youre ignorant as shit. its the same shit in prison everyone will tough talk nobody will do a thing. you still get charged for crimes commited while incarcerated. congrats. you used two outdated social tropes and both are primarily fallacy.

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    Allen Reply Report comment

    October 31, 2019 at 1:51 pm

    This guys really stupid. With that being said, castration should be part of his sentence.