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Man imprisoned for trying to coerce sex from college student

August 20, 2019

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — A 19-year-old man has been given five years in prison for trying to coerce a University of Northern Iowa student into having sex with him.

Black Hawk County District Court records say Christian Gossweiler was sentenced Monday in Waterloo on one count of extortion.

The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports that Gossweiler targeted the woman in summer 2018 after spotting her on a social media page for incoming Northern Iowa freshmen. Gossweiler used a fake name on a social media platform when he told her he had nude photos of her and threatened to release them to her family and friends if she didn’t send him more photos and videos. Later he began to demand sex with her.

He was sentenced to two years of probation after pleading guilty to a similar scheme that targeted an Iowa State University student.

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Information from: Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, http://www.wcfcourier.com

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