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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, October 15, 2021

Davenport Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Child Pornography Charges

DAVENPORT, Iowa – A Davenport man, Lamark Armond Combs, Jr., was sentenced on Thursday, October 14, 2021, by United States District Court Chief Judge John A. Jarvey to 210 months in prison for Receipt and Possession of Child Pornography. Combs was ordered to serve ten years of supervised release to follow his prison term and to pay $300.00 to the Crime Victims’ Fund.

Combs, age 21, was identified by law enforcement after the mother of a 15-year-old girl reported to the Davenport Police Department (DPD) that Combs had requested her daughter send him a sexually explicit video of herself and she had complied. At the time, DPD had two open sexual assault investigations of Combs, one relating to a 13-year-old girl and the other relating to a 15-year-old girl. Through their investigation, law enforcement determined Combs engaged in a pattern of soliciting, enticing, and grooming minor females on social media and had the girls send him nude images and videos of themselves and coerced the girls to have sex with him. In Combs’s electronic devices and accounts, law enforcement located seven images and 23 videos depicting child pornography, in addition to 50-100 images of sexually explicit images that law enforcement was unable to determine if minors were pictured. Combs pleaded guilty to the offenses on June 9, 2021.

Acting United States Attorney Richard D. Westphal of the Southern District of Iowa made the announcement. The Davenport Police Department investigated the case. 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 nation-wide effort to combine law enforcement investigations and prosecutions, community action, and public awareness 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.

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Rachel J. Scherle 515-473-9300 USAIAS-PAO@usdoj.gov
Updated October 15, 2021