U.S. Attorney's Office
Southern District of Iowa
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September 15, 2015

Pottawattamie County Resident Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Interstate Travel with Intent to Engage in a Sexual Act with a Juvenile

COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA—On September 14, 2015, Tyler Lewis Gunderson, a 25 year-old resident of Pottawattamie County, Iowa, was sentenced by Senior United States District Court Judge Robert Pratt, to 60 months in prison on the charge of interstate travel with intent to engage in a sexual act with a juvenile, announced United States Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt. Gunderson was also ordered to serve ten years of supervised release following the period of imprisonment.

Gunderson entered a guilty plea to the charge on July 2, 2015. The guilty plea proceeding established that Gunderson travelled from Iowa to Omaha, Nebraska, to pick-up a juvenile he had met in Omaha, and that Gunderson then drove the juvenile to various locations in and around Council Bluffs, Iowa, for the purposes of engaging in sexual intercourse.

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

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