October 21, 2014

Two eastern Iowa men sentenced for federal crimes

A Cedar Falls man who used two underage females to make a sexually explicit video has been sentenced to more than 24 years in federal prison. Twenty-nine-year-old Ryan Dean Heath pled guilty in March to one count of production of child pornography.

In a plea agreement, Heath admitted that he had a 15-year-old and a 17-year-old girl engage in sexually explicit conduct in April of 2007 so he could make a video. Heath was sentenced in Cedar Rapids and also fined 20-thousand dollars.

A Marion, Iowa, man who sent an e-mail threatening to blow up a California school was sentenced Thursday to five years in federal prison. Twenty-five-year old Andrew Schrock was sentenced after pelading guilty to one count of making a threat involving fire and explosives.

According to court information disclosed in court Schrock sent threatening e-mails to a teacher at a Los Angeles, California, high school using the e-mail of a female student at the school he had dated on-line. The court information says Schrock started harrassing the girl and her family after they broke up.