Media Advisory:Virtual Press Conference to Discuss Sentencing of Jeremy Kozak for Attempted Enticement of a Minor and the Dangers of Online Sexual Predators | USAO-NDIA

(USDOJ.Today) On August 10, 2020, at 2:00 p.m., Jeremy Kozak will be sentenced following his conviction for attempted enticement of a minor.  Kozak, age 39, attempted to entice his victim, a 13 year-old girl, to engage in sexual activity.  Kozak communicated with the victim online.  Law enforcement took control of the victim’s account after Kozak attempted to entice her.  An undercover officer continued to communicate with Kozak.  Kozak eventually drove from Nebraska to Iowa for a meeting he thought would be with the victim.  Instead, law enforcement was at the meeting and arrested him.  Kozak faces a minimum of 10 years in federal prison and a maximum of life in prison.

On August 10, 2020, at 4:00 p.m., representatives of the United States Attorney’s Office, the Buena Vista County Attorney’s Office, the Buena Vista County Sheriff’s Office, and the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation will hold a virtual press conference.  The purposes of the press conference will be to announce Kozak’s sentence and to discuss the dangers online sexual predators pose, particularly in a time when children are online more than ever.

Event Details

When:        August 10, 2020

Where:       Virtual Press Conference via WebEx

Time:          4:00 p.m.

A press release and interview opportunities will be available.

In order to participate, you must RSVP in advance and no later than 12:00 p.m. on August 10, 2020.  After you RSVP, you will be provided with details on how to join the press conference via WebEx.  To participate, please RSVP by sending an email to Tony Morfitt at tony.morfitt@usdoj.gov or calling 319-731-4025.

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