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Council Bluffs Man Sentenced for Travel with Intent to Engage in Illicit Sexual Conduct

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

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa - United States Attorney Marc Krickbaum announced that on October 8, 2019, 69 year old Richard John Massey was sentenced by District Court Chief Judge John A. Jarvey for Travel with Intent to Engage in Illicit Sexual Conduct. Massey was sentenced to imprisonment for 40 months followed by a term of supervised release for 5 years.

In November 2018, agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation arrested Massey on charges stemming from an investigation which started when a 17 year-old female student in Omaha, Nebraska confided to an adult about her relationship with Massey. A search of Massey’s Facebook and email accounts showed he was in contact with several females in other countries. Massey pled guilty to this charge in February 2019.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Council Bluffs Police Department, and the Omaha, Nebraska Police Department. The case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.


Rachel J. Scherle

Updated October 8, 2019

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