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Clarion Man Sentenced to 20 Years in Federal Prison for Sexual Exploitation of a Child

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

A man who sexually exploited a child was sentenced today to 20 years in federal prison.


Skyler Wyatt, age 26, from Clarion, Iowa, received the sentence after a January 25, 2017 guilty plea to 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.


Wyatt was sentenced in Cedar Rapids by Chief United States District Court Judge Leonard T. Strand. Wyatt was sentenced to 240 months’ imprisonment. A special assessment of $100 was imposed, and Wyatt must also serve a seven-year term of supervised release. 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 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 June 30, 2017

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