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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Omaha Man Sentenced for Sex Trafficking

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa - United States Attorney Marc Krickbaum announced on August 20, 2019, Terrance Terrell Jackson, Sr., age 40, was sentenced to seven years in prison to be followed by seven years of supervised release for sex trafficking involving force. United States District Court Judge Rebecca Goodgame Ebinger sentenced Jackson.

The conviction was the result of an investigation conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Child Exploitation Task Force. On May 11, 2018, an undercover law enforcement officer responded to an advertisement on an internet website offering sexual services from a person identified as “Savannah.” A meeting was arranged between “Savannah” and the undercover officer at a hotel in Lincoln, Nebraska. “Savannah” arrived at the agreed to location and was arrested by law enforcement.

Law enforcement determined Jackson had placed the ad that offered the services of “Savannah” and had driven her to Lincoln, Nebraska to meet the undercover officer. Investigation revealed Jackson had been offering the services of “Savannah” by placing ads on internet web sites beginning in late 2017. When a date was arranged, Jackson transported “Savannah” to the agreed to location, including locations in Omaha, Nebraska and Council Bluffs, Iowa for acts of prostitution. The investigation determined Jackson had physically assaulted “Savannah” to ensure she would participate in acts of prostitution, having injured her seriously enough to have her hospitalized on several occasions.

The investigation was done by the FBI’s Child Exploitation Task Force; Lincoln, Nebraska, Police Department; Omaha, Nebraska, Police Department; and the Council Bluffs, Iowa, Police Department. The case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.

Topic(s): 
Human Trafficking
Contact: 
Rachel J. Scherle 515-473-9300 USAIAS-PAO@usdoj.gov
Updated August 21, 2019