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Dubuque County Sex Offender Pleads Guilty To Failing To Register

September 21, 2012

Contact: Peter Deegan

A sex offender who failed to register pled guilty today in federal court in Cedar Rapids.

Bruce Davis, age 58, formerly of Dubuque County, was convicted of one count of failure to register as a sex offender.

At the plea hearing, Davis admitted that, between July 2011 and March 2012, he knowingly failed to register as required by the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act. Davis was required to register because of his 1987 conviction in Wisconsin for first degree sexual assault.

Sentencing before United States District Court Chief Judge Linda R. Reade will be set after a presentence report is prepared. Davis remains in custody of the United States Marshal pending sentencing. Davis faces a possible maximum sentence of 10 years’ imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a $100 special assessment, and supervised release for 5 years to life following his imprisonment.

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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