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Omaha Man Sentenced to Prison for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender

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

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa – Acting United States Attorney Richard D. Westphal announced that Brian Keith Messer, age 39, of Omaha, Neb., was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Stephanie M. Rose on February 3, 2021, to 24 months in prison to be followed by 10 years of supervised release for failure to register as a sex offender. Messer pleaded guilty to the charge on October 16, 2020.

Messer was convicted in Nebraska in 2016 of attempted sexual assault on a child in the third degree. As a result of this conviction, Messer is a sex offender and is required to register as a sex offender under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (“SORNA”). In October 2018, Messer moved from Nebraska to Iowa and did not register in the State of Iowa as required.

This investigation was conducted by the United States Marshals Service and the case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.


Rachel J. Scherle

Updated February 4, 2021

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