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Cedar Rapids Man Sentenced to 50 Years in Federal Prison for Sexual Exploitation of a Child and Possession of Child Pornography

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

A man who sexually exploited a child and possessed child pornography was sentenced today to 50 years in federal prison.


Michael Bordman, age 23, from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, received the sentence after a December 22, 2016 guilty plea to one count of sexual exploitation of a child and one count of possession of child pornography. At the plea hearing, Bordman admitted that, between 2015 and 2016, he knowingly used a child to produce child pornography. He also admitted that he possessed child pornography on a cell phone.


Bordman was sentenced in Cedar Rapids by United States District Court Judge Linda R. Reade. Bordman was sentenced to 600 months’ imprisonment. A special assessment of $200 was imposed, Bordman was ordered to pay $3,000 in restitution, and he must also serve a 25-year term of supervised release. He must also comply with all sex offender registration and public notification requirements.


This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Mark Tremmel and was 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 June 13, 2017

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