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Davenport Man Sentenced in Federal Court for Possession of Child Pornography

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

DAVENPORT, IA- On December 19, 2014, Robert Lee Burton, age 49, of Davenport, Iowa, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Stephanie M. Rose to 90 months in prison, announced United States Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt. Burton was also ordered to serve five years of supervised release following his imprisonment, and to pay $100 towards the Crime Victims Fund. Burton was also ordered to pay $2800 in restitution to one of the victims involved in this offense.

Based on an investigation involving the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) task force and the Scott County Sheriff’s Office, a search was performed on January 11, 2012, at Burton’s Davenport residence. Multiple hard drives, DVDs, thumb drives and computers were seized and later found to contain images and videos of child pornography. Burton pled guilty on July 1, 2014, and he will be required by state and federal law to register as a sex offender.

This case was investigated by the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, the Scott County Sheriff’s Office, the Davenport Police Department and the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office. The case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa as part of the Project Safe Child initiative.

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Updated April 13, 2015