Iowa Man Sentenced in Child Sex Case

An Imogene, Iowa man has been sentenced for sex crimes that wove a path through Iowa, Nebraska, Missouri and Illinois. Forty-six-year-old Tony Lee Stogdill has been sentenced to 17 ½ years in prison.

The sentencing was handed down in the United States District Court in Council Bluffs on the charge of interstate transportation of a person under 18 years of age for the purpose of engaging in criminal sexual activity.

The prison time is to be followed by a decade of supervised release. Stogdill has also been ordered to register as a sex offender and pay a yet-to-be-determined amount in restitution.

In November, Stogdill pleaded guilty to one count of transportation of a minor in interstate commerce with the intent to engage in criminal sexual activity.

Authorities say he took a 15-year-old girl from Iowa to Nebraska, Missouri, and Illinois, then back to Iowa and during the trip forcibly and against the will of the child, engaged in sexual intercourse with the minor.

During a change of plea proceeding, Stogdill admitted he was an over-the-road trucker and from June 4 – 6, 2009, he took a 15-year-old girl with him on a trucking trip and engaged in sex acts with the child. Officials say Stogdill admitted his actions were a historical pattern of conduct with the child.

In an agreement with the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Stogdill’s wife, Jennifer, plead guilty in to compounding a felony regarding her “cover-up” of Tony Stogdill’s sexual abuse of a minor child in late 2009. Jennifer Stogdill was sentenced by the state court to a term of probation.

Tony Stogdill has been convicted of sex related crimes twice, prior to the instant offense. He was was convicted on March 13, 1989, in Fremont County, Iowa, of false imprisonment and assault with intent to commit sexual abuse. He was also convicted in Fremont County, Iowa, on October 21, 1991, of third degree sexual abuse.

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