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Dunkerton woman sentenced for pawning guns

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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -- A Dunkerton woman has been sentenced to nearly six years in federal prison for pawning 18 stolen guns.

The U.S. Attorney's Office says that Leslie Pecenka, 37, pleaded guilty on January 11, 2010 to two counts of being a felon in possession of firearms

Court documents show that Pecenka admitted to pawning 11 guns in Evansdale between July 1 and 4, 2009, and seven more in Waterloo between June 29 and July 2, 2009.

The U.S. Attorney's Office says Pecenka stole the guns from her father and grandmother

Pecenka had previously been convicted on five counts of Prohibited Acts in Black Hawk County on September 13, 2004, two counts of Prohibited Acts in Black Hawk County on September 13, 2004, Theft by Deception in Grundy County on December 7, 2004 and two counts of Prohibited Acts in Black Hawk County on July 1, 2005.

Judge Linda R. Reade sentenced Pecenka 70 months in federal prison and imposed a special assessment of $200.

She will also serve a three-year term of supervised release after the prison term.

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