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Charles City Man Gets Probation for Enticing Minor

A Charles City man charged last year with enticing a minor for sex in Mitchell County will not serve prison time.

24-year-old John Onken was arrested in November after he exchanged messages of a sexual nature through social media with a female minor under the age of 13 in Osage. Despite efforts by the father of the minor to intervene, Onken also tried to arrange for a meeting with the minor for sex.

Onken pleaded guilty to enticing a minor under 13 – sexual abuse or exploitation and was sentenced Tuesday to five years of supervised probation and ordered to register as a sex offender.

Mark Pitz

News Director/Weekdays 10am to 2pm on 95.9 KCHA

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