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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Milwaukee Man Pleads Guilty To Transporting Minors To Cedar Rapids For The Purpose Of Prostitution

A man who transported two minor girls from Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Cedar Rapids, Iowa for the purpose of having them engage in prostitution pled guilty today in federal court in Cedar Rapids.

Robert Jackson, age 31, from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, was convicted of one count of transporting minors across state lines with the intent they engage in prostitution.

At the plea hearing, Jackson admitted that on July 16, 2013, he transported two females, referred to in the indictment as Jane Doe #1 and Jane Doe #2, from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to Cedar Rapids, Iowa, for the purpose of having them engage in prostitution.  The girls were each under 18 years of age. 

Sentencing before United States District Court Chief Judge Linda R. Reade will be set after a presentence report is prepared.  Jackson remains in custody of the United States Marshal and will remain in custody pending sentencing.  Jackson faces a mandatory minimum sentence of ten years’ imprisonment and a possible maximum sentence of life imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, $100 in special assessments, and five years of supervised release following any imprisonment.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney C.J. Williams and was investigated by the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, the Marion Police Department, and the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, with the assistance of the Milwaukee Human Trafficking Task Force. 

Court file information is available at https://ecf.iand.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/login.pl.  The case file number is 13-cr-0063.

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Updated February 19, 2015