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

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Cedar Rapids Man Sentenced To 10 Months For Failing To Register As A Sex Offender

A man who failed to register as a sex offender was sentenced today to ten months in federal prison.

Kendall Woodall, age 35, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, received the sentence after a March 24, 2014, guilty plea to one count of failing to register as a sex offender.  At the guilty plea hearing, Woodall admitted that he moved from Missouri to Iowa and did not register as a sex offender in Iowa.  Woodall was required to register because of his 2002 Missouri convictions for statutory rape and statutory sodomy.

Woodall was sentenced in Cedar Rapids by United States District Court Chief Judge Linda R. Reade.  Woodall was sentenced to ten months’ imprisonment.  A special assessment of $100 was imposed, and Woodall must also serve a five-year term of supervised release.  He must comply with all sex offender registration and public notification requirements.

This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Mark Tremmel and was investigated by the United States Marshals Service and the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation.

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 14-31.

Updated February 19, 2015