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Galesburg, Illinois Man Sentenced to 10 Years of Imprisonment for Child Pornography Offense

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 30, 2013

DAVENPORT, IA – On August 30, 2013, David Ponce, age 44, of Galesburg, Illinois, was sentenced to 120 months of imprisonment for attempting to entice a minor to engage in sexual activity, announced United States Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt. United States District Judge John A. Jarvey also sentenced Ponce to 12 years of supervised release following the period of imprisonment.

Between October 12, 2011, and July 5, 2012, Ponce communicated online with an undercover officer working under the assumed identity of a thirteen-year old girl. Ponce discussed sexual activity in multiple chats with the undercover officer, and traveled from Galesburg, Illinois, to Clinton, Iowa, on July 5, 2012, for the purpose of engaging in sexual activity with the detective’s online persona. Ponce was arrested after his arrival at a predetermined meeting spot in Clinton, Iowa.

This case was investigated by the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office and the Iowa Crimes Against Children Task Force, and was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.

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