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

Monday, May 11, 2015

Sex Offenders Sentenced to 390 Months and 240 Months in Federal Prison

DES MOINES, IA – On Friday, May 8, 2015, Bradley Shane Jensen, age 42, of Panora, Iowa, was sentenced to 390 months in federal prison by U.S. District Court Judge Stephanie Rose on charges of sexual exploitation of a child and production of child pornography, announced United States Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt. Bradley Jensen’s now-estranged  wife, Jennifer Marie Jensen, age 37, who most recently resided in Panora, Guthrie Center, and Ft. Dodge, Iowa, was sentenced by Judge Rose to 240 months in prison for receipt of child pornography.

The Jensens were involved in the production, receipt, and possession of child pornography. The couple jointly produced images of Bradley Jensen sexually abusing a  three- month-old baby, and he produced child pornography involving a six-year-old girl, whom they both sexually abused. Testimony at sentencing established the pair sexually abused other minors that they did not photograph.

Bradley Jensen was convicted in 1999 in Dallas County, Iowa, for engaging in lascivious acts with a minor, initially receiving a suspended sentence and two years of probation, before he was briefly incarcerated for a probation violation. He was also convicted in Dallas County, Iowa, in 2000 for failing to register as a sex offender, and was sentenced to two years’ imprisonment, to be served concurrently with his sentence on the probation violation.

This case was a joint federal-state-local effort, investigated by the Guthrie County Sheriff’s Office, the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office, the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, the Iowa Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, the U.S. Marshal’s Service, the Guthrie Center, Iowa, Police Department, the Panora, Iowa, Police Department, and the Regional Child Protection Center at Blank Children’s Hospital in Des Moines.

The case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa as part of the U.S. Department of Justice’s "Project Safe Childhood" initiative, which was started in 2006 as a nation-wide effort to combine law enforcement investigations and prosecutions, community action, and public awareness in order to reduce the incidence of sexual exploitation of children.

Any persons having knowledge of a child being sexually abused are encouraged to call the Iowa Sexual Abuse Hotline at 1-800-284-7821.

Updated May 12, 2015