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U.S. attorney introduces new prosecutor to Northern District of Iowa

CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) - The United States Attorney's office is continuing to take steps to prevent and prosecute the on-line sexual exploitation of children in the Northern District of Iowa.

The district has appointed Mark Tremmel as a Project Safe Childhood (PSC) prosecutor, a new position created through additional funding provided by the U.S. Department of Justice.

The position will take pre-emptive measures to help prevent online crimes.

"We believe it's crucial to warn the kids because the harm to the vicitms can be lifelong, said Matt Dummermuth, U.S. Attorney with the Northern District of Iowa.

The Northern District of Iowa also announced a new internet safety outreach effort to help protect children online.

Online Producer:  Jason Epner

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