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Cedar Rapids Man Sentenced For Producing Child Pornography

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 10, 2012

Contact: Peter Deegan

A who photographed his sexual abuse of a child was sentenced today to more than 27 years in federal prison.

Scott Alan Schupp, age 33, from Cedar Rapids, received the prison term after an October 13, 2011, guilty plea to one count of production of child pornography.

In a plea agreement, Schupp admitted that, in the Fall of 2008, he sexually assaulted and photographed an 11-year-old female.

Schupp was sentenced in Cedar Rapids by United States District Court Chief Judge Linda R. Reade. Schupp was sentenced to 327 months’ and 22 days’ imprisonment. A special assessment of $100 was imposed. He must also serve a 15-year term of supervised release after the prison term, and he must register as a sex offender. There is no parole in the federal system.

Schupp is being held in the United States Marshal’s custody until he can be returned to the custody of the State of Iowa where he is serving a sentence in a related case (Linn County District Court Case Number FECR 79364). Schupp’s federal sentence was ordered to be served concurrently with his remaining sentence in the state case.

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 United States Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS), Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to better locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Peter Deegan and was investigated by the Cedar Rapids Police Department and the Iowa Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

Court file information is available at https://ecf.iand.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/login.pl. The case file number is 11-148 LRR.

 

 

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