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Davenport Man Sentenced to 300 Months in Prison Related to Child Sexual Abuse Material

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Iowa

DAVENPORT, IA – A Davenport man was sentenced on September 19, 2023, to twenty-five years in federal prison for producing and possessing child pornography.

According to public court documents, and evidence presented at sentencing, Adam Michael Anderson, 24, was convicted in Iowa of sexual exploitation of a minor in 2019. As part of his sentence, Anderson was required to register as a sex offender. Anderson absconded from his Iowa probation and was caught in Texas. Anderson was then charged with failing to register as a sex offender in the Western District of Texas and received five years’ supervised release. Anderson transferred his supervision to the Southern District of Iowa.

During a home contact with the United States Probation Office in October 2022, Anderson was found to have two cell phones with internet capabilities, which Anderson was prohibited from possessing. The cell phones were forensically evaluated and contained evidence where Anderson was communicating with a minor victim in New York. Anderson coaxed the victim into sending him numerous sexually explicit images and videos. Additionally, there were other images and videos of child sexual abuse material on Anderson’s cell phones which he knowingly possessed.

After completing his term of imprisonment, Anderson will be required to serve fifteen years of supervised release. There is no parole in the federal system. Anderson was also ordered to pay $9,000 to the victims in this case.

United States Attorney Richard D. Westphal of the Southern District of Iowa made the announcement. This case was investigated by the United States Probation Office and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

This case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa as part of the U.S. Department of Justice’s “Project Safe Childhood” initiative, which was started in 2006 as a nationwide effort to combine law enforcement investigations and prosecutions, community action, and public awareness in order to reduce the incidence of sexual exploitation of children. Any persons having knowledge of a child being sexually abused are encouraged to call the Iowa Sexual Abuse Hotline at 1-800-284-7821.


MacKenzie Tubbs
Public Information Officer 

Updated September 21, 2023

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