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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Iowa

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Cedar Rapids Man Charged with Child Sexual Exploitation Offenses

Michael Bordman, age 22, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has been charged with sexual exploitation of a child and distribution, receipt, and possession of child pornography.  The charges are contained in an Indictment unsealed on October 7, 2016, in United States District Court in Cedar Rapids. 

The Indictment alleges that, between August 2015 and July 2016, Bordman sexually exploited a child and distributed, received, and possessed child pornography.

If convicted, Bordman faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years’ imprisonment and a possible maximum sentence of 90 years’ imprisonment, a $1,000,000 fine, a $400 special assessment, and at least five years and up to life on supervised release following any imprisonment.

Bordman appeared for a detention hearing on October 11, 2016, in federal court in Cedar Rapids and was held without bond.  Bordman’s next appearance for trial is set for December 12, 2016.

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 Cedar Rapids Police Department, the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, and Homeland Security Investigations.

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 16-81.

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Updated October 18, 2016