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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, February 9, 2018

Greene Man Pleads Guilty to Receipt of Child Pornography

Facing a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years in federal prison

A man who received child pornography pled guilty on February 6, 2018 in federal court in Cedar Rapids. 

David Myers, age 54, from Greene, Iowa, was convicted of one count of receipt of child pornography.  At the plea hearing, Myers admitted that, between 2005 and 2014, he used the Internet to receive child pornography.  In a plea agreement, Myers admitted that, in 1998, he was convicted of three charges of sexual abuse in the third degree. 

Sentencing before Chief United States District Court Judge Leonard T. Strand will be set after a presentence report is prepared.  Myers was taken into custody by the United States Marshal after the guilty plea and will remain in custody pending sentencing.  Myers faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years’ imprisonment and a possible maximum sentence of 40 years’ imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a $100 special assessment, and supervised release for 5 years to life following any imprisonment. 

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Mark Tremmel and was investigated by the Iowa Division of Criminal 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 www.usdoj.gov/psc.  For more information about Internet safety education, please visit www.usdoj.gov/psc and click on the tab “resources.” 

Court file information is available at https://ecf.iand.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/login.pl.  The case file number is CR 17-2077.

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Updated February 9, 2018