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GRUNDY CENTER — An Ankeny man pleaded guilty to reduced charges for trying to lure children into his car in Grundy County.

Jeff Lee Altmayer, 58, waived his appearance in Grundy County District Court, and his defense attorney entered a written guilty plea to four counts of misdemeanor enticing a minor July 2.

Under the plea agreement, Altmayer was sentenced to two years in prison to be served consecutively to cases in Jasper and Monona counties.

Almayer, who is already serving a life sentence for kidnapping and sexual abuse in connection with a similar abduction attempt in Jasper County, had originally been charged with felony enticement in the Grundy County case.

Authorities allege Altmayer approached three different girls under age 13 and one under 16 on June 21, 2016, and Aug. 2, 2016, near Dike City Park and at Dietrick mobile home park between Dike and Cedar Falls.

Cedar Falls police investigated a similar abduction attempt at Clay Park on Aug. 2, 2016, where a man offered three girls money if they would get into his vehicle. The children declined, and the man left.

The stranger’s identity remained a mystery until November 2016 when he approached children in Monona County, and a neighbor gave chase until law enforcement arrived.

Altmayer was also arrested in a Jasper County incident, where he offered two girls $100 to get in his car to perform yard work at his home Aug. 17, 2016. One of the girls accepted, and he groped her in the vehicle until she asked to be let out.

A Jasper County jury convicted Altmayer of kidnapping, sexual abuse and enticing in during a January trial, and he was sentenced to life in prison. He pleaded guilty to impersonating an officer, drug charges and reduced enticement charges in the Monona County case in April.

Authorities said Altmayer was suspected in the Cedar Falls incident, but he was never charged.

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Police and Courts Reporter

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