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Alleged Dubuque County Sex Offender Charged With Failing To Register

January 1, 2011

Contact: Peter Deegan

Bruce Davis, age 58, formerly of Dubuque County, has been charged with failure to register as a sex offender. The charge is contained in an Indictment filed July 10, 2012, in United States District Court in Cedar Rapids.

The Indictment alleges that, between July 2011 and March 2012, Davis knowingly failed to register as a sex offender. The Indictment alleges that Davis was required to register because of his 1987 conviction in Wisconsin for first degree sexual assault.

If convicted, Davis faces a possible maximum sentence of 10 years’ imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a $100 special assessment, and at least 5 years and up to life on supervised release following any imprisonment.

Davis appeared on August 14, 2012, in federal court in Cedar Rapids and was held without bond. Davis’ next appearance for trial is set for October 15, 2012.

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 United States Marshals Service, the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, the Dubuque County Sheriff’s Office, the Dubuque Police Department, the Dyersville Police Department, and the Delaware County 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 For more information about Internet safety education, please visit and click on the tab “resources.”

Court file information is available at The case file number is CR 12-1015.



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