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Belle Plaine Man Charged with Distributing, Receiving, and Accessing Child Pornography

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Iowa

Jared Daily, age 34, of Belle Plaine, Iowa, has been charged with distribution, receipt, and accessing of child pornography.  The charges are contained in an Indictment unsealed on September 3, 2020, in United States District Court in Cedar Rapids.  

The Indictment alleges that, between January and June 2020, Daily knowingly distributed child pornography, received child pornography, and accessed child pornography on a cell phone. 

If convicted, Daily faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 5 years’ imprisonment and a possible maximum sentence of 60 years’ imprisonment, a $750,000 fine, $102,300 in special assessments, and at least 5 years and up to life on supervised release following any imprisonment. 

Daily appeared on September 9, 2020, in federal court in Cedar Rapids for a detention hearing and was released on bond.  Daily’s next appearance for trial is set for November 2, 2020. 

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 is being investigated by the Iowa Division of Criminal 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 20-73. 

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Updated September 11, 2020

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