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

Monday, July 11, 2016

Reinbeck Man Sentenced to Over 10 Years for Receiving Child Pornography

A man who received child pornography was sentenced July 8, 2016 to over 10 years in federal prison.

Robert Turner, age 35, from Reinbeck, Iowa, formerly from Cedar Falls, received the sentence after a January 5, 2016 guilty plea to one count of receipt of child pornography.  At the plea hearing, Turner admitted that, between 2001 and 2013, he knowingly used the Internet to receive child pornography.

Turner was sentenced in Cedar Rapids by United States District Court Chief Judge Linda R. Reade.  Turner was sentenced to 121 months’ imprisonment.  A special assessment of $100 was imposed, Turner was ordered to pay $2,000 in restitution, and he must also serve a 10-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 Cedar Falls Police Department and the Iowa Division of Criminal 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 15-2049.

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Updated July 12, 2016