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Woodbury County Man Pleads Guilty to Possessing Child Pornography

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

Chad Moyle, 37, from Sioux City, Iowa, pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography.  Moyle pled guilty on September 7, 2022, in federal court in Sioux City.

At the plea hearing, Moyle admitted to possessing over 600 images of child pornography from December 2018 through February 2019. Moyle utilized a smart phone to receive and review the images depicting minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct, including depictions involving prepubescent minors or minors who had not attained 12 years of age.

Sentencing before United States District Court Chief Judge Leonard T. Strand will be set after a presentence report is prepared.  Moyle remains in custody of the United States Marshal pending sentencing.  Moyle faces a possible maximum sentence of 20 years’ imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, and at least 5 years of supervised release following any imprisonment.

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.”

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Kraig R. Hamit and was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigations. 

Court file information at

The case file number is 22-4021.  Follow us on Twitter @USAO_NDIA.

Updated September 7, 2022

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