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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, June 11, 2015

Marion Man Sentenced to 40 Years for Production of Child Pornography While Being Required to Register as a Sex Offender

A man who produced child pornography while being legally required to register as a sex offender was sentenced today to the legal maximum 40 years in federal prison.

Kevin Andrew Jauron, age 40, from Marion, Iowa, received the prison term after a January 8, 2015, guilty plea to one count of committing an offense involving a minor while being required to register as a sex offender.

At his guilty plea hearing, Jauron admitted that, between no later than 2013 and continuing to about May 10, 2014, he persuaded a minor to engage in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of producing visual depictions of the conduct.  Jauron also admitted that, at the time, he was required by law to register as a sex offender.  According to information disclosed in court related to sentencing, Jauron used the Internet and a cell phone to pose as children in order to make initial contact with several of the victims.  Jauron sexually exploited 5 minor girls as part of his offense.  He produced or caused the production of sexually explicit images of 4 of the victims and had sex with 3 of them.  Jauron produced at least one child pornography video depicting sadistic sexual conduct.

Jauron was required to register as a sex offender due to a September 2008 conviction in Linn County District Court for digitally penetrating a 15-year-old female.

Jauron was sentenced in Cedar Rapids by United States District Court Chief Judge Linda R. Reade.  Jauron was sentenced to 40 years’ imprisonment to be followed by 15 years of supervised release.  There is no parole in the federal system.

Jauron is being held in the United States Marshal’s custody until he can be transported to a federal prison.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Peter Deegan and was investigated by the Marion Police Department.  The Marion Police Department is part of the Iowa Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (Iowa ICAC).  More information about the Iowa ICAC is available at: http://www.iaicac.org/Pages/welcome.aspx.

Court file information available: https://ecf.iand.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/login.pl.  The case file number is 14-128.

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Updated June 11, 2015