Three north-central Iowans have pleaded guilty in Federal Court in connection with the alleged exploitation of children for child pornography.
Fifty-six year-old Michael Malcom of Humboldt was convicted of sexual exploitation of children. He admitted between 2008 and 2010, he enticed youths under 18 to pose or perform for pornography. Malcom faces a minimum sentence of 15 years in federal prison and fines up to 250-thousand dollars.
Twenty-two-year-old Ashley Prince of Fort Dodge was convicted of aiding and abetting possession of child pornography. She admitted helping Malcom in producing the porn. Prince faces a minimum sentence of three years and a 250-thousand dollar fine. Twenty-four-year-old Nikki Fawcett of Fort Dodge was convicted of interstate transportation with another person for prostitution. Fawcett admitted between 2007 and 2009, she drove people across state lines so they could engage in prostitution. She faces a minimum of five years in prison and a 250-thousand dollar fine.
Sentencings before United States District Court Judge Mark Bennett will be
set after pre-sentence reports are prepared. The case was investigated by FBI, the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, the Fort Dodge Police Department, the Webster County Sheriff’s Office, and the Fremont, Nebraska, Police Department.