Fremont County Man Sentenced for Interstate Transportation of a Minor for Criminal Sexual Activity
On March 25, 2014, Tony Lee Stogdill, age 46, of Imogene, Iowa, was sentenced in the United States District Court in Council Bluffs, Iowa, on the charge of interstate transportation of a person under 18 years of age for the purpose of engaging in criminal sexual activity, announced United States Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt. United States District Court Judge John A. Jarvey sentenced Stogdill to 210 months imprisonment and 10 years of supervised release to follow the prison term. Stogdill was ordered to register on the sex offender registry, pay restitution (in an amount yet to be determined) and pay a $100 special assessment to the Crime Victim Fund. Stogdill remains in the custody of the United States Marshal pending his designation to a Federal Bureau of Prisons facility.
Stogdill pled guilty on November 7, 2013, to a United States Attorney’s Information charging one count of transportation of a minor in interstate commerce with the intent to engage in criminal sexual activity. The Information alleged that Stogdill transported a 15 year-old female from Iowa to Nebraska, Missouri, and Illinois, then back to Iowa and during the trip, Stogdill forcibly and against the will of the child, engaged in sexual intercourse with the minor. During the change of plea proceeding, Stogdill admitted he was an over-the-road trucker and from June 4 – 6, 2009, he took a 15 year-old female with him on a trucking trip and engaged in sex acts with the child. Stogdill admitted his actions were a historical pattern of conduct with the minor female.
Tony Stogdill’s wife, Jennifer, in an agreement with the United States Attorney’s Office, pled guilty in the Iowa District Court for Fremont County to compounding a felony regarding her “cover-up” of Tony Stogdill’s sexual abuse of a minor child in late 2009. Jennifer Stogdill was sentenced by the state court to a term of probation.
Tony Stogdill has been convicted of sex related crimes twice, prior to the instant offense. Stogdill was convicted on March 13, 1989, in Fremont County, Iowa, of false imprisonment and assault with intent to commit sexual abuse. Stogdill was also convicted in Fremont County, Iowa, on October 21, 1991, of third degree sexual abuse.
The criminal investigation was carried out by the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office, the Fremont County Attorney’s Office, the South West Iowa Narcotics Enforcement Task Force, the Council Bluffs, Iowa, Police Department, the Omaha, Nebraska, Police Department, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.