Jury Convicts Marion Man on Child Sexual Exploitation Charges
A man who sexually exploited a child, distributed child pornography, and received child pornography was convicted by a jury on Thursday, August 11, 2016, after a four-day trial in federal court in Cedar Rapids.
Bryan King, age 46, from Marion, Iowa, was convicted of one count of sexual exploitation of a child, one count of distribution of child pornography, and one count of receipt of child pornography. The verdict was returned following over an hour of jury deliberations.
The evidence at trial showed that, in October 2014, King persuaded and attempted to persuade, induce, and entice a 15-year-old child to produce an image depicting sexually explicit conduct. The evidence also showed that King distributed this image and an image of another child to another person.
Sentencing before United States District Court Judge Leonard T. Strand will be set after a presentence report is prepared. King remains in custody of the United States Marshal pending sentencing. King faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years’ imprisonment and a possible maximum sentence of 70 years’ imprisonment, a $750,000 fine, a $300 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, the Douglas County, Nebraska, Sheriff’s Office, and 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 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 15-87.