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Story County Man Sentenced to 16 months in Prison for Alien Smuggling

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 23, 2013

DES MOINES, IA - On August 22, 2013, Donald Dean Jensen, age 58, of rural Story County, was sentenced to 16 months imprisonment for alien smuggling. In addition, the Court ordered Jensen to pay a $5,000 fine.

As part of his guilty plea, the Jensen admitted to paying another individual to unlawfully smuggle two Mexican women into the United States on separate occasions in 2010. On both occasions, Jensen was aware the women had not received prior official authorization to enter the United States. At sentencing, the women testified they were expected to cook, clean and have sexual relations with Jensen during their stay in Iowa. Both women also testified about the limited communication and feeling of isolation they encountered during their stay at Jensen’s rural residence.

The investigation was conducted by Homeland Security Investigations, and the case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.

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