Le Claire Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Federal Prison for Distribution and Receipt of Child Pornography
DAVENPORT, Iowa – On December 4, 2019, United States District Court Chief Judge John A. Jarvey, sentenced Christopher Lee Collins, age 35, of Davenport, to 240 months in prison for receiving child pornography and possessing obscene visual representations of the sexual abuse of children announced United States Attorney Marc Krickbaum. Collins was ordered to serve ten years of supervised release to follow his prison term, pay $200 to the Crime Victims’ Fund, and comply with the sex offender registry requirements upon release.
On July 22, 2019, Collins pleaded guilty to two child pornography offenses. This investigation began in 2017, while Collins was on supervised release for a prior possession of child pornography conviction. A laptop used by Collins was found to contain 26 images of child pornography, downloaded by Collins from August 16, 2017 to August 26, 2017. Further review of the computer revealed 28 images of anime depicting child pornography.
Prior to this conduct, Collins pleaded guilty in 2008 to possession of child pornography and was sentenced to 78 months imprisonment and ten years of supervised release on February 26, 2009. Collins was found in violation of his supervised release due to committing the above offense. On December 4, 2019, he was sentenced to five years imprisonment for that violation.
This matter was investigated by Davenport Police Department and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC). This case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.
Rachel J. Scherle