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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, December 5, 2016

Bettendorf Man Sentenced to 120 Months in Prison for Child Pornography Charges

Davenport, IA- On December 1, 2016, Andrew Thomas Zinngrabe, 37, of Bettendorf, Iowa, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Rebecca Goodgame Ebinger to 120 months in prison for receiving and distributing child pornography, announced United States Attorney Kevin E. VanderSchel. Zinngrabe was ordered to serve ten years of supervised release following his release from prison.

On July 26, 2016, Zinngrabe pleaded guilty to the charges and admitted he received and distributed child pornography in the Southern District of Iowa between April 1 and April 6, 2015. The charges were the result of a peer-to-peer file sharing investigation by the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. Investigators downloaded a file supplied by Zinngrabe that contained over 100 images of child pornography. A search of Zinngrabe’s computer revealed he possessed 1,680 pictures and six videos containing child pornography.

This investigation was conducted by the Scott County Sheriff’s Department, Bettendorf Police Department, Davenport Police Department and the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. This case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.

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Updated December 5, 2016