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Iowa man convicted of sex trafficking three teenagers

January 30, 2020 GMT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa man has been convicted of child sex trafficking, gun and drug charges.

Federal prosecutors said Andrew Streb, 52, of Hills, was found guilty Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Des Moines of three counts of child sex trafficking, two counts of distributing methamphetamine to children, one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, one count of being an unlawful user in possession of a firearm, and one count of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

His sentencing date has not yet been set.

Streb trafficked three teenagers in Cedar Rapids, Coralville and Iowa City from November 2018 to February 2019, prosecutors said. He paid the girls cash and methamphetamine in exchange for sex acts.

Streb was one of five eastern Iowa men indicted after a sex trafficking investigation in early 2019.