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Fenton Man Sentenced To Almost 30 Years On Child Exploitation Charges

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Iowa

A man who enticed a minor to engage in sexual activity and possessed child pornography was sentenced February 3, 2014, to almost 30 years in federal prison.

Timothy Koenck, age 54, of Fenton, Iowa, received the sentence after a September 26, 2013, guilty plea to one count of enticing a minor to engage in sexual activity, one count of committing a felony offense involving a minor by a person required to register as a sex offender, and two counts of possession of child pornography.  Koenck previously had been convicted of enticement of a minor and possession of child pornography in 2001-2002.

Koenck was sentenced in Sioux City by United States District Court Judge Mark W. Bennett.  Koenck was sentenced to 355 months’ imprisonment.  A special assessment of $400 was imposed, and Koenck must also serve a ten-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 Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, the Kossuth County Sheriff’s Office, and the Mower County, Minnesota, 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 13-3016.

Updated February 19, 2015