Nebraska Resident Sentenced for Failing to Register as a Sex Offender in the State of Iowa
Council Bluffs, IA- On November 17, 2016, Kenneth J. Heavlow, Jr., a 34 year-old Douglas County, Nebraska resident, was sentenced by United States District Court Chief Judge John A. Jarvey, to 24 months in prison followed by five years of supervised release for failing to register as a sex offender, announced United States Attorney Kevin E. VanderSchel.
Heavlow entered a guilty plea on August 11, 2016, to Failure to Register with the Sex Offender Registry in Iowa. Heavlow was required to register as a sex offender in the State of Iowa as a result of a 2008 conviction for attempted child enticement in Sarpy County, Nebraska. An investigation revealed Heavlow moved from a residence in Omaha, Nebraska and was residing in Council Bluffs, Iowa, under a false name, to avoid registering in Iowa.
The investigation was conducted by the United States Marshal Service and the case prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.