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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Iowa

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, April 17, 2014

Clarion Man Sentenced To 18 Years On Child Pornography Charges

A repeat sex offender who possessed child pornography was sentenced April 16, 2014, to 18 years in federal prison.

Kevin Ammerman, age 49, of Clarion, Iowa, received the sentence after a January 16, 2014, guilty plea to two counts of possession of child pornography.  Ammerman previously had been convicted of lascivious acts with a child in Wright County in 1985.  Ammerman also had been convicted of indecent contact with a child in Wright County in 2000.

Ammerman was sentenced in Sioux City by United States District Court Judge Mark W. Bennett.  Ammerman was sentenced to 216 months’ imprisonment.  A special assessment of $200 was imposed, and Ammerman must also serve a 15-year term of supervised release.  He must comply with all sex offender registration and public notification requirements.

This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Mark Tremmel and was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations and the Wright County Sheriff’s Office.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse.  Led by the United States Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who sexually exploit children, and to identify and rescue victims.  For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.usdoj.gov/psc.  For more information about Internet safety education, please visit www.usdoj.gov/psc and click on the tab “resources.”

Court file information is available at https://ecf.iand.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/login.pl.  The case file number is CR 13-3048.

Updated February 19, 2015