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Moline Man Sentenced to 72 months in Prison for Attempted Receipt of Child Pornography

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

Rock Island, Ill. – A Moline, Ill., man, Dylan A. Campbell, 30, of the 4000 block of 11th Avenue C, was sentenced on May 24, 2023, to 72 months in prison, to be followed by 15 years of supervised release, for attempted receipt of child pornography.

On January 11, 2023, Campbell entered a plea of guilty to the indictment, which charged him with one count of attempted receipt of child pornography. According to the government’s commentary at sentencing, Campbell had been using various online means to obtain child pornography over multiple years. In pronouncing the sentence, Chief Judge Sara L. Darrow commented on the alarming nature of the imagery Campbell had been obtaining, depicting the sexual abuse of toddlers and infants, and the need to protect the public.

Campbell has remained in the custody of the U.S. Marshals since his change of plea in January of 2023.

The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Springfield Field Office. Assistant United States Attorney Jennifer L. Mathew represented the government at sentencing.

The case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative by the Department of Justice to combat the epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by U.S. 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

Updated May 30, 2023

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