A Cedar Rapids man was arrested after an investigation revealed he sent illicit pictures to a child in Ottumwa, according to police.
19-year-old Austin Jacob Kilberger faces charges of sexual exploitation of a minor-cause to engage in act (Class C felony), enticing a minor under age 13-sexual exploitation (Class C felony), and telephone dissemination of obscene material to a minor 1st offense (aggravated misdemeanor).
In July, the Ottumwa Police Department received a complaint from the family of a 12-year-old girl that she received inappropriate messages on her social media account and suspected the sender was an adult male.
After receiving permission from the girl’s family to take over the account and message the suspect, police identified Kilberger and determined he lived in Cedar Rapids. During the investigation, Kilberger allegedly sent the victim illicit photos of himself and requested nude photos from the girl.
A warrant for Kilberger’s residence, vehicle, and person was executed on August 5th. Kilberger was later arrested on September 5th.
Kilberger is currently in the Wapello County Jail. His bail has been set at $22,000.