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Minnesota man convicted of attempted child sex trafficking in Iowa

Jury returns verdict after three-day trial.

Posted: Oct 30, 2019 7:09 PM
Updated: Oct 31, 2019 12:09 PM

CEDAR RAPIDS, Minn. – A southern Minnesota man is found guilty on child sex trafficking charges in Iowa.

A federal jury returned a verdict Wednesday of guilty for Terrance Nordwall of Faribault on charges of attempted sex trafficking of children, attempted enticement of minors, and traveling for the purpose of engaging in illicit sexual conduct. Authorities say that between March 25 and April 5, Nordwall crossed a state line while trying to recruit two individuals he believed to be under the age of 18 into committing acts of prostitution.

The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Iowa says evidence at trial showed that, in March and April of 2019, Nordwall exchanged text messages with a man who he believed was a “pimp” with a 14-year-old girl and a 15 year old girl available. The man was actually an undercover law enforcement officer. Nordwall agreed to pay the pimp $200 for a half hour with the two girls, and he drove to the Cedar Rapids area, where he met law enforcement officers.

He was found guilty after a three-day trial in Cedar Rapids Federal Court.

Nordwall has previous convictions in Minnesota for criminal sexual conduct and possession of child pornography.

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