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Posted on: March 22, 2013

[ARCHIVED] Press Release March 21, 2013

Jordan Donovan Cowman, a 19-year-old Des Moines resident is being charged with violating Iowa Code 728.12(1) Sexual Exploitation of a Minor, a class C felony. Mr. Cowman is the person responsible for recording the incident and also disseminated it to at least one other person.

Also being charged is a 17-year-old rural Knoxville girl. This juvenile is being charged with violating Iowa Code 728.12(3) Sexual Exploitation of a Minor, an aggravated misdemeanor. This juvenile received the recording and showed it to at least one other person.

Jake Christian Smith, the 19-year-old Knoxville man performing the act, was arrested last week on charges of violating Iowa Code 728.12(1) Sexual Exploitation of a Minor and 709.4(2/c/4) Sexual Assault in the Third Degree, both class C felonies.

A class C felony is punishable by confinement for no more than ten years and a fine of at least $1,000 but not more than $10,000.

The Knoxville Police Department is continuing to investigate this incident.

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