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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Iowa

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, September 1, 2016

Cedar Rapids Man Pleads Guilty to Enticement of Minors

A former school bus attendant who enticed three minors pled guilty today in federal court in Cedar Rapids.

Tyler Konigsmark, age 20, of Cedar Rapids, was convicted of one count of enticement of minors.  At the plea hearing and in a plea agreement, Konigsmark admitted that, between April and May of this year, he used Snapchat and his iPhone to request sexually explicit images from three girls, age 12, 13, and 14, who rode on school buses where he was an attendant.  He also admitted that, on two occasions, he had sexual intercourse with the 12-year-old girl after he used Snapchat and his cell phone to arrange meetings with her.

Sentencing before United States District Court Judge Leonard T. Strand will be set after a presentence report is prepared.  Konigsmark remains in custody of the United States Marshal pending sentencing.  Konigsmark faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years’ imprisonment and a possible maximum sentence of life imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, $5,100 in special assessments, and supervised release for 5 years to life following any imprisonment.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Mark Tremmel and is being investigated by the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, the Hiawatha Police Department, and the Cedar Rapids Police Department.

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 16-57.

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Updated September 14, 2016