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Cedar Rapids Man Sentenced To Two Years in Federal Prison for Possessing Child Pornography

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

A man who possessed child pornography was sentenced today to two years in federal prison.

Troy French, age 29, of Cedar Rapids, received the sentence after a July 8, 2019, guilty plea to one count of possession of child pornography.  At the plea hearing, French admitted that, between 2012 and 2017, he knowingly possessed child pornography, including one or more depictions of prepubescent children.

French was sentenced in Cedar Rapids by United States District Court Judge C.J. Williams.  French was sentenced to 24 months’ imprisonment.  A special assessment of $100 was imposed, and he was ordered to make $3,000 in restitution to victims depicted in images he possessed.  French must also serve a ten-year term of supervised release, and he must 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 Federal Bureau of 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

Court file information is available at  The case file number is CR 19-5.

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Updated February 4, 2020

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