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

Monday, March 4, 2013

Sioux City Man Pleads Guilty To Distributing Child Pornography

A man who distributed child pornography pled guilty on February 28, 2013, in federal court in Sioux City.

Chad Carver, age 27, from Sioux City, Iowa, was convicted of one count of distribution of child pornography.

At the plea hearing, Carver admitted that, between September 2010 and September 2011, he used the Internet to distribute child pornography.

Sentencing before United States District Court Judge Donald E. O’Brien will be set after a presentence report is prepared. Carver remains in custody of the United States Marshal pending sentencing. In a plea agreement, Carver agreed to be sentenced to at least 10 years’ imprisonment. He faces a possible maximum sentence of 20 years’ imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a $100 special assessment, and supervised release for 5 years to life following his imprisonment.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Mark Tremmel and was investigated by the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation 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 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 12-4079.

Updated February 19, 2015