CEDAR RAPIDS, IA (IRN) – A New Hampton man is going to federal prison for child porn.
William Rolen, 57, has been sentenced to 15 years and eight months behind bars. Rolen pleaded guilty to possession and distribution of child pornography after federal authorities said Rolen communicated with an undercover agent to meet with a child and engage in sex acts. Rolen did not show up for the meeting.
DES MOINES, IA (IRN) – The Des Moines Police Department is searching for Matthew Sites, according to KCCI-TV. Sites is accused of holding a woman captive in a basement and beating her. Police say they can’t believe the woman survived her injuries.
WATERLOO, IA (IRN) – An eastern Iowa teacher is on leave after parents raised concerns about a Facebook post which seemingly threatened 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg. WHO-TV reports Thunberg was in Iowa City on Friday to join students and activists at a climate strike. On a Facebook post about the event, Waterloo West High School teacher Matt Baish posted a comment saying, “Don’t have my sniper rifle.”
IOWA (IRN) – In college football, the Hawkeyes lost a top 25 matchup against Michigan in Ann Arbor, 10-3, while Iowa State hammered out a 49-24 win over TCU. UNI remains undefeated, beating Youngstown State 21-14.