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Detention hearing held for Cedar Rapids man charged with sexual exploitation

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A former Cedar Rapids high school baseball player is charged with sexual crimes involving minors. 

Tyler Konigsmark, 20, of Cedar Rapids, appeared today in federal court for a detention hearing. Konigsmark was ordered held without bond pending further proceedings. 

Konigsmark has been charged with sexual exploitation of children and enticement of minors. The charges are contained in an Indictment unsealed on July 21, 2016. The Indictment alleges that, between April and May 2016, Konigsmark persuaded and attempted to persuade, induce, and entice minors to engage in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of producing visual depictions and engaging in sexual activity. 

According to information disclosed at today's detention hearing, between March and May 2016, Konigsmark was employed by the Cedar Rapids Community School District as a school bus attendant. While working as a bus attendant, Konigsmark allegedly used a mobile telephone to contact two minor females, ages 13 and 14, and attempted to persuade the girls to send him pictures. Konigsmark also allegedly contacted a third minor female, age 12, and persuaded the girl to send him photos of herself. Konigsmark allegedly engaged in sexual intercourse with the 12-year-old girl. 

Konigsmark's next appearance for trial is scheduled for September 19, 2016, in Cedar Rapids. If convicted, he faces a minimum sentence of 15 years imprisonment and a possible maximum sentence of life imprisonment, a $500,000 fine, a $200 special assessment, and at least five years and up to life on supervised release following any imprisonment. 

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