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Shenandoah man gets 17 years for rape of teen

Shenandoah man gets 17 years for rape of teen

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COUNCIL BLUFFS — A Shenandoah man was sentenced to 17 years in prison for the rape of a 15-year-old girl in June 2009.

Tony Lee Stogdill, 45, reached a plea agreement with the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Iowa. His wife, Jennifer Stogdill, pleaded guilty to compounding a felony for her role in allowing Tony Stogdill to engage in sexual acts with an underage victim.

According to the plea agreement, Tony Stogdill pleaded guilty to one count of transportation of a minor in interstate commerce with the intent to engage in an unlawful sex act. As part of a joint recommendation from the prosecution and defense, he was sentenced to 210 months in prison, plus 10 years of supervised release. He must register as a sex offender for an undetermined number of years.

According to the agreement, in early June 2009, Stogdill, an over-the-road trucker, hauled a load from the Shenandoah area to Omaha before traveling through Iowa, Missouri and Illinois. Stogdill brought the 15-year-old with him. During the trip, he stopped the semi and forced the teen to engage in sexual intercourse.

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