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

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Clinton Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Child Pornography Charge

DAVENPORT, IOWA – A Clinton man, Ray Daytrel Hopkins, age 45, was sentenced on August 24, 2021, by United States District Court Judge Stephanie M. Rose to 120 months in prison for Possession of Child Pornography. Hopkins was ordered to serve 10 years of supervised release to follow his prison term and pay $100 to the Crime Victims’ Fund and $6,000 in restitution.

According to court documents, Hopkins was identified by law enforcement when an SD card from a camera belonging to Hopkins was turned over to the Clinton Police Department. Upon reviewing the SD card’s contents, law enforcement uncovered multiple videos of nude minor females. Law enforcement then executed a valid search warrant at Hopkins’s residence and seized additional electronic devices. On Hopkins’s cell phone, law enforcement located additional sexually explicit images of minor females. Hopkins pleaded guilty to the charge on April 9, 2021, admitting to knowingly possessing these visual depictions.

Acting United States Attorney Richard D. Westphal of the Southern District of Iowa made the announcement. The Clinton Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation investigated the case.

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Updated August 26, 2021