Sex offender pleads guilty in child porn case that started in Boone County

3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago Monday, September 24 2018 Sep 24, 2018 Monday, September 24, 2018 2:51:00 PM CDT September 24, 2018 in News
By: Courtney Edwards, KOMU 8 Reporter

JEFFERSON CITY - A child sex investigation that started in Boone County has led to a man pleading guilty to child porn in Ames, Iowa.

John Jordan Lundberg, 31, responded to an online ad posted by an undercover Boone County Sheriff's Department detective last year. The ad was meant to find potential sexual predators.

The detective posed as a mother offering her 13-year-old daughter for sex and also posed as the daughter. Lundberg talked with the "teenager" through text messages. 

The suspect admitted he sent the "daughter" sexually explicit photos and videos of himself. He also sent adult and child porn.

He encouraged the "daughter" to send nude photos, according to a press release from prosecutors.

Lundberg also described himself as "a fan of incest," in an email to the undercover detective. He claimed he sexually molested his 8-year-old niece and also had sex with her when she was 12 years old. 

Lundberg was previously convicted of enticement of a minor for indecent purposes when he responded to another undercover operation via a Craigslist ad. 

He could face a minimum of 15 years in federal prison or up to 30 years without parole. 

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