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Jury Convicts Cedar Rapids Man of Child Sexual Exploitation Offenses

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

A man who sexually exploited two girls and committed child pornography offenses was convicted by a jury today after a two-and-a-half-day trial in federal court in Cedar Rapids.

Nathan Nosley, age 30, of Cedar Rapids, was convicted of sexual exploitation of children, distribution of child pornography, receipt of child pornography, three counts of possession of child pornography, and accessing child pornography.

The evidence at trial showed that, between 2018 and 2020, Nosley persuaded, induced, and enticed two girls to produce and send him pornographic images of themselves.  Nosley also distributed child pornography to others, used cell phone apps to receive child pornography, used a cell phone to access child pornography, and possessed child pornography on a cell phone, on a memory card, and in an e-mail account.

Sentencing before United States District Court Judge C.J. Williams will be set after a presentence report is prepared.  Nosley remains in custody of the United States Marshal pending sentencing.  Nosley faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years’ imprisonment and a possible maximum sentence of 150 years’ imprisonment, a $1,750,000 fine, $188,700 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 was investigated by the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, Homeland Security Investigations, the Iowa State Patrol, and the Marion Police Department.

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 20-101.

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Updated June 10, 2021

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