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Arizona Man to Serve 11 Years in Prison, 30 Years Supervision for Possessing, Transporting Child Pornography Across State Lines

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Central District of Illinois

Rock Island, Ill. – Joaquin Louis Cook, 36, of Mesa, Ariz., has been sentenced to 136 months (11 years, 4 months) in federal prison for transporting and possessing child pornography. Cook appeared yesterday before U.S. District Judge Sara Darrow in Rock Island. Upon release from prison, Judge Darrow ordered that Cook remain on supervised release for a 30-year term.


On June 14, 2017, Cook entered pleas of guilty for transporting printed child pornography images across state lines in September 2016, and for possessing additional images on Nov. 24, 2016. According to court documents, Cook traveled from Arizona to Illinois, and was living in Aledo, Ill., when he was arrested and charged on Feb. 2, 2017.


The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Meredith DeCarlo. The charges were investigated by the U.S. Secret Service, the Moline Police Department, the Aledo Police Department, and the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office.

Updated November 9, 2017

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