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

Friday, May 18, 2018

Council Bluffs Man Sentenced to Prison for Child Pornography Charge

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa – On May 11, 2018, Robert W. Bennett, age 51, of Council Bluffs, appeared before United States District Court Judge Stephanie M. Rose and was sentenced to 121 months in prison for receipt of child pornography announced United States Attorney Marc Krickbaum. Bennett was ordered to serve five years of supervised release to follow his prison term.

Bennett pleaded guilty to the charge on January 2, 2018. The plea was the result of an investigation that began with a tip received by the Council Bluffs Police Department from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children that Bennett’s cloud storage system contained child pornography. A search warrant served on Bennett’s residence located a computer, cell phones, tablets and numerous storage devices that contained images of child pornography.

This investigation was conducted by the Council Bluffs Police Department and was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.

Project Safe Childhood
Rachel J. Scherle 515-473-9300 Rachel.Scherle@usdoj.gov
Updated May 18, 2018