IOWA MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO FEDERAL CHARGES FOR ATTEMPTED ENTICEMENT OF A MINOR
Department of Justice
United States Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt
Southern District of Iowa
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 15, 2011
DAVENPORT, IA-On March 14, 2011 Terry Marshall Campie, 55, of Iowa City, Iowa, pleaded guilty to one count of Attempted Enticement of a Minor to Engage in Illicit Sexual Activities, announced United States Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt.
During his change of plea proceeding before United States District Court Judge John A, Jarvey, Campie agreed that he did attempt to persuade, induce, entice, or coerce an individual who had not attained the age of 18 years to engage in sexual activity, that individual being an undercover police officer posing as a 14 year old girl, "Jenny." He admitted that he used a computer and internet chats to commit these acts, as well as using a cell phone (Blackberry) to call and text "Jenny." Campie acknowledged that had he successfully completed the sexual activity it would have been a criminal offense, Sex Abuse 3rd under the Code of Iowa. He also agreed that he carried out acts which were a substantial step toward the persuasion or enticement, including sexually explicit chats with "Jenny," calling "Jenny" and sending her text messages as part of arranging to meet her, and traveling to meet her.
This investigation was conducted by the Clinton County Sheriff's Office; the Clinton, Iowa, Police Department; the DeWitt, Iowa, Police Department; the Iowa City; Iowa, Police Department; the Federal Bureau of Investigation; and the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force.