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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Cass County Resident Sentenced to 5 Years For Receiving Child Pornography

COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA- On August 6, 2015, Jimmy Joe Misner, a 54 year-old resident of Atlantic, Iowa, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Robert W. Pratt to 5 years in prison for the charge of receipt of child pornography. Judge Pratt also ordered that Misner serve 10 years of supervised release following the period of imprisonment. During the period of supervised release, Misner will be monitored by the United States Probation Office for compliance with conditions of release set by the Court at the time of sentencing.

An investigation by law enforcement revealed that from September to December of 2013, Misner had obtained from the internet over 1,700 images and 97 videos of prepubescent and adolescent children engaged in sexually explicit conduct. Misner pleaded guilty on May 1, 2015, to the charge of receipt of child pornography.

The investigation was conducted by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and the case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.

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Project Safe Childhood
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Updated August 11, 2015