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Cresco man pleads guilty to sexual exploitation of a minor

Authorities say he had a photo of child pornography.

Posted: Feb. 13, 2018 2:59 PM

CRESCO, Iowa – A Howard County man is admitting to having some child pornography.

28-year-old Matthias Jacob Houdek of Cresco has pleaded guilty to an aggravated misdemeanor count of sexual exploitation of a minor. He was charged in July 2017 with possessing a photograph of a minor engaged in a prohibited sex, or simulated sex, act.

Houdek has been sentenced to two years of probation and must spend 10 years as a registered sex offender.

As part of a plea deal, a felony count of sexual exploitation of a minor was dismissed.

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