A Monticello man will spend more than 10 years in prison for trying to get a young girl to have sex with him. Twenty-year-old Colton Rickels pled guilty in April to one count of attempted enticement of a minor.
Rickels admitted that in October of 2014 he got on the internet and tried to get a 12-year-old girl to have sex with him.
During his sentencing hearing, the court also discussed Rickels’ sexual activity with another 12-year-old girl and inappropriate contact with a 13-year-old girl. Rickels was sentenced to 121 months in prison. He must also register as a sex offender.
In the other case. A Pleasant Hill man will serve 20 years in prison on child pornography charges.
Thirty-seven-year-old Corey Lee Steffen was caught in the Pleasant Hill Library in 2012 while using a computer to collect and distribute child pornography. A forensic analysis of the computer determined he had illegally engaged in numerous sex acts with a 14-year-old Minnesota girl in 2010, and video recorded it. He also distributed some of the videos to a friend in Nevada.
Steffen was sentenced to 20 years in prison and ordered to forfeit the computer equipment he used in the crime.