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Sioux City Man Charged With Federal Child Exploitation Offenses

September 17, 2012

Contact: Peter Deegan

Chad Carver, age 27, from Sioux City, Iowa, has been indicted on federal child pornography charges. The charges are contained in an Indictment unsealed September 11, 2012, in United States District Court in Sioux City.

The Indictment alleges that, between 2009 and 2011, Carver produced, distributed, received, and possessed child pornography.

If convicted on all charges, Carver faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years’ imprisonment and a possible maximum sentence of 110 years’ imprisonment, $1,750,000 in fines, $700 in special assessments, and at least 5 years and up to life on supervised release following any imprisonment.

Carver appeared on September 13, 2012, in federal court in Sioux City and was held without bond. Carver’s next appearance for trial is set for November 5, 2012.

As with any criminal case, a charge is merely an accusation and a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Mark Tremmel and was investigated by the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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 For more information about Internet safety education, please visit and click on the tab “resources.”

Court file information is available at The case file number is CR 12-4079.



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