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Marion Man Sentenced to 20 Years on Child Sexual Exploitation Charges

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

A man who sexually exploited a child, distributed child pornography, and received child pornography was sentenced today to 20 years in federal prison.

Bryan King, age 46, of Marion, Iowa, received the sentence after an August 11, 2016 jury verdict finding him guilty 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 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.

King was sentenced in Cedar Rapids by United States District Court Judge Leonard T. Strand.  King was sentenced to 240 months’ imprisonment.  A special assessment of $300 was imposed, King was ordered to pay a $10,000 fine, and he must also serve a 5-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 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  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 15-87.

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Updated December 1, 2016

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