Des Moines, Iowa—A rural Story County man has been sentenced to 16-months in prison for alien smuggling. 58-year old Donald Dean Jensen was also ordered to pay a $5,000 fine.
As part of a guilty plea, Jensen admitted to paying another individual to unlawfully smuggle two Mexican women into the United States on separate occasions in 2010. On both occasions, Jensen was aware the women has not received prior official authorization to enter the United States. At sentencing, the women testified they were expected to cook, clean and have sexual relations with Jensen during their stay in Iowa. Both women testified about the limited communication and feeling of isolation they encountered during their stay at Jensen’s rural residence.
The investigation was conducted by Homeland Security Investigations and the case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.