Breeden pleads not guilty to felony charges

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Staff report

     On Sept. 22, Miranda Bohlken Breeden, 45, of Monticello pleaded not guilty in district court in Cedar Rapids to two grand jury charges:

     • Enticement of a minor. Between November 2019 and January 2020, Breeden, using a facility and means of interstate and foreign commerce, knowingly persuaded, induced, enticed, and attempted to persuade a minor under the age of 18 to engage in sexual activity for which. This could lead to a charge of 3rd degree sexual abuse.

     • False statement during purchasing of a firearm. On or about Dec. 27, 2019, Breeden, in connection with her acquisition of a firearm, a Smith and Wesson 9mm pistol, knowing made false statements and representations to Theisen’s. Breeden represented that the firearm she was purchasing was for herself, when in fact she purchased the firearm on behalf of a minor.

     An arraignment was set for Sept. 22; however, Breeden waived her right to appear in person, and instead pleaded not guilty to all of the charges against her.

     A jury trial is now scheduled during the two-week period beginning Monday, Nov. 16 at the Cedar Rapids Courthouse.

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