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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Monticello Man Charged With Transportation of Child Pornography

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Gregory Stephen, age 42, from Monticello, Iowa, has been charged with one count of knowingly transporting child pornography across state lines.­  The charge is contained in a Complaint filed today in United States District Court in Cedar Rapids. 

­The Complaint alleges that, in January 2018, Stephen transported a recording device containing child pornography from Illinois to Iowa.  The Complaint alleges the recording device contained video clips believed to depict young, non-adult disrobed male individuals.  Based on the investigation, the male individuals do not appear to be aware they were being recorded.  

If convicted, Stephen faces a mandatory minimum sentence of five years’ imprisonment and a possible maximum sentence of twenty years’ imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, and at least five years of supervised release following any imprisonment.­

Stephen appeared today in federal court in Cedar Rapids and was held without bond.  Stephen’s next appearance for a preliminary hearing and detention hearing is set for March 15, 2018. 

As with any criminal case, a charge is merely an accusation and a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Anthony Morfitt and was investigated by the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, the Monticello Police Department, the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Court file information at https://ecf.iand.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/login.pl

The case file number is 18-MJ-74. 

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Updated March 13, 2018