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Clarion Man Pleads Guilty to Sexual Exploitation of a Child

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

A man who produced child pornography pled guilty today in federal court in Cedar Rapids.


Skyler Wyatt, age 25, from Clarion, Iowa, was convicted of one count of sexual exploitation of a child. At the plea hearing, Wyatt admitted that, in 2016, he knowingly used a child to produce child pornography.


Sentencing before United States District Court Judge Leonard T. Strand will be set after a presentence report is prepared. Wyatt remains in custody of the United States Marshal pending sentencing. Wyatt faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years’ imprisonment and a possible maximum sentence of 30 years’ imprisonment, $250,000 in fines, $5,100 in special assessments, and supervised release for 5 years to life following any imprisonment.


This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Mark Tremmel and is being investigated by the Wright County Sheriff’s Office and the Webster County Sheriff’s Office.


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 16-3045.


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Updated January 26, 2017

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