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Sioux City Man Sentenced To 15 Years For Distributing Child Pornography

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Iowa

A man who distributed child pornography was sentenced June 25, 2013, to fifteen years in federal prison.

Chad Carver, age 28, of Sioux City, Iowa, received the sentence after a February 28, 2013, guilty plea to one count of distributing child pornography. At the guilty plea, Carver admitted he knowingly used the Internet to distribute child pornography.

Carver was sentenced in Sioux City by United States District Court Judge Donald E. O’Brien. Carver was sentenced to 180 months’ imprisonment. A special assessment of $100 was imposed, and Carver must also serve a ten-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 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 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 12-4079.

Updated February 19, 2015