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

Friday, May 19, 2017

Carter Lake Iowa Man Sentenced for Possession of Child Pornography

COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA - On May 19, 2017, Mitchell Eugene Obrechtheather Jean Reekr, a 41 year-old resident of Carter Lake, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Rebecca Goodgame Ebinger to 97 months in prison for possession of child pornography, announced United States Attorney Kevin E. VanderSchel. Obrecht will be required to serve 10 years of supervised release following his imprisonment.


On January 30, 2017, Obrecht pleaded guilty to an indictment charging him with possession of child pornography on or about September 18, 2015. The charge resulted from an investigation into the posting of a video and an image, each depicting child pornography, on a social networking site. Law enforcement followed up with a search warrant of Obrecht’s residence and located two computers that contained over 1,000 of images of child pornography.


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




Learn more about this release by calling Rachel J. Scherle at 515-473-9300, or by emailing her at


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Updated May 19, 2017