MASON CITY — It’s 30 years in a federal prison for a California man who pleaded guilty to sexual exploiting a Mason City teen.

David Vogelpohl

22-year-old David Vogelpohl of Vista California was sentenced Tuesday after pleading guilty to one count of sexual exploitation. Vogelpohl admits that in 2018, he persuaded, induced or enticed a female under the age of 18 to engage in sexually-explicit conduct for the purpose of producing visual depictions.

Vogelpohl had originally been charged in Cerro Gordo County District Court last October for harboring a runaway against the wishes of a parent after a 15-year-old girl ran away from home. He was arrested on November 10th in Lincoln Nebraska.  County-level charges were later dropped in favor of the federal charges.

US District Judge CJ Williams on Tuesday sentenced Vogelpohl to 360 months in prison to be followed by a five-year term of supervised release. He must also comply with all sex offender registration and public notification requirements.