Fenton Man Charged With Federal Child Sexual Exploitation Offenses
Timothy Koenck, age 53, of Fenton, Iowa, has been indicted on federal child sexual exploitation charges. The charges are contained in an Indictment unsealed April 22, 2013, in United States District Court in Sioux City.
The Indictment alleges that, between 2010 and 2012, Koenck enticed a minor to engage in sexual activity, traveled across a state line to engage in illicit sexual conduct, received child pornography, and possessed child pornography, after having been convicted of enticement of a minor and possession of child pornography in 2001-2002.
If convicted on all charges, Koenck faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 20 years’ imprisonment and a possible maximum sentence of life imprisonment, $1,750,000 in fines, $700 in special assessments, and at least 5 years and up to life on supervised release following any imprisonment.
Koenck appeared on April 22, 2013, in federal court in Sioux City and was held without bond. Koenck’s next appearance for trial is set for July 1, 2013.
As with any criminal case, a charge is merely an accusation and a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Mark Tremmel and was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, the Kossuth County Sheriff’s Office, and the Mower County, Minnesota, Sheriff’s Office.
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. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.usdoj.gov/psc. For more information about Internet safety education, please visit www.usdoj.gov/psc and click on the tab “resources.”
Court file information is available at https://ecf.iand.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/login.pl. The case file number is CR 13-3016.