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

Friday, August 15, 2014

Council Bluffs Doctor Sentenced On Federal Child Pornography Charges

COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA – On August 15, 2014, Dennis Seaborn Jones, age 69, of Council Bluffs, Iowa, was sentenced to 121 months in prison on federal child pornography charges in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa , announced United States Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt. Dr. Jones was also ordered to serve ten years of supervised release after imprisonment, to pay a $100,000 fine, and to pay $100 to the Crime Victims Fund.

Jones pled guilty on May 23, 2014, to knowingly possessing child pornography that included images of a prepubescent child or children under 12 years of age. On May 16, 2013, officers of the Council Bluffs, Iowa, Police Department executed a search warrant at Jones’ residence in Council Bluffs. During forensic analysis of seized computers, external hard drives and other electronic equipment, law enforcement located an estimated 1.2 million images and 9,200 videos of child pornography, including pornography containing minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct.

At the time of the plea of guilty, Jones was a duly licensed pediatrician who practiced in a clinic in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

The case was investigated by law enforcement agents with the Council Bluffs, Iowa, Police Department and the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigations. The case was prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.

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Updated March 12, 2015