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Registered Sex Offender Sentenced To Over 37 Years On Child Exploitation Charges

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

A registered sex offender who attempted to entice a minor to engage in sexual activity was sentenced today to more than 37 years in federal prison.

Wayne Carlisle, age 38, of Oelwein, Iowa, received the sentence after a November 12, 2013, guilty plea to one count of attempted enticement of a minor and one count of committing a felony offense involving a minor by a person required to register as a sex offender.  At the guilty plea, Carlisle admitted that, in 2012, he attempted to entice an undercover officer who was posing as a minor to meet for the purpose of unlawful sex with a minor.  Carlisle was required to register as a sex offender based on his convictions for two counts of lascivious acts with a child in Linn County in 1996.

Carlisle was sentenced in Cedar Rapids by United States District Court Chief Judge Linda R. Reade.  Carlisle was sentenced to 447 months’ imprisonment.  A special assessment of $200 was imposed, and Carlisle must also serve a life 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 Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, the Hiawatha Police Department, the Iowa State Patrol, and the Oelwein 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  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 13-75.

Updated February 19, 2015