Three Iowa men have been sentenced to prison, for crimes against children.
A Marshalltown man has been sentenced to 25-years in prison, for sexual exploitation of a minor. Police started investigating 23-year-old Gabriel Espinoza a year ago, in Pennsylvania, when they learned Espinoza sexually exploited a 10-year old girl via social media. Espinoza is a registered sex offender. He was arrested by Iowa authorities. He's also accused of committing the same crime against a Minnesota child.
In December, 27-year old Gaspar Francisco of Osceola was sentenced to 14 years in prison for enticement and attempted enticement of a 13-year old girl, using social media.
In November, 25-year-old Jordan Turner of Muscatine was sentenced to 20-years in prison for receiving child pornography. Authorities say someone told the FBI that an Iowa man was accused of sexually exploiting a 13-year old boy. Authorities found out Turner had received nude images and/or videos from seven other minors in Iowa.
The arrests were made as part of the US Justice Department's Project Safe Childhood Initiative.