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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, April 16, 2018

Repeat Offender Sentenced to 15 Years in Federal Prison

Previously Convicted of Three Charges of Sexual Abuse

A man who received child pornography was sentenced on April 12, 2018 to 15 years in federal prison. 

David Myers, age 54, from Greene, Iowa, received the sentence after a February 6, 2018 guilty plea to one count of receipt of child pornography.  At the plea hearing, Myers admitted that, between 2005 and 2014, he used the Internet to receive child pornography.  In a plea agreement, Myers admitted that, in 1998, he was convicted of three charges of sexual abuse in the third degree. 

Myers was sentenced in Cedar Rapids by United States District Court Chief Judge Leonard T. Strand.  Myers was sentenced to 180 months’ imprisonment.  A special assessment of $100 was imposed, and Myers 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 Iowa Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, the FBI Child Exploitation Task Force, and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. 

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 17-2077. 

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Updated April 16, 2018