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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Iowa

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, August 19, 2016

Kansas Resident Sentenced to Over Five Years in Prison for Transporting a Person with Intent to Engage in Prostitution

Council Bluffs, IA - On August 18, 2016, Jason Gregory Johnson, a 22-year old resident of Overland Park, Kansas, was sentenced by United States Senior District Court Judge Robert Pratt, to 63 months in prison for transporting a person with the intent to engage in prostitution announced United States Attorney Kevin E. VanderSchel. Judge Pratt also ordered Johnson to serve a term of 10 years of supervised release upon release from prison, and to pay a $100 special assessment.

The conviction resulted from an investigation that began on January 27, 2016, when the Omaha, Nebraska, Police Department was notified of a minor female being in the Omaha area committing acts of prostitution. On January 28, 2016, Omaha police along with the Federal Bureau of Investigation made contact with the female and learned that she had engaged in acts of prostitution in Kansas, Nebraska and Iowa. Johnson was identified as the person who was providing transportation to the minor between the three states in exchange for a portion of the profits earned by the minor.

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

Topic: 
Project Safe Childhood
Updated August 19, 2016