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Davenport Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Child Pornography Charges

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

DAVENPORT, IA – A Davenport man was sentenced on February 27, 2023, to 210 months in prison for Receiving Child Pornography and Possession of Obscene Visual Representation of the Sexual Abuse of Children.

The investigation of Adam Carney Conn, 40, began when the National Center of Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) received a cybertip that images and videos of child pornography were downloaded to two of Conn’s Google accounts. Conn’s Google accounts had over 1,100 images of child pornography, which were categorized and organized. When law enforcement arrested Conn, he was in possession of electronic devices that contained several hundred more images of child pornography.

Prior to this investigation, a child disclosed that Conn had sexually abused her. The government submitted evidence of the sexual abuse at sentencing, which the Court found to be credible.

Conn’s sentence was ordered to be served consecutively to a sentence he is currently serving in the Iowa Department of Corrections. Following his prison term, Conn was ordered to serve ten years of supervised release and pay $24,000 of restitution.

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 brought as part of Project Safe Childhood (PSC). In 2006, the Department of Justice created Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative designed to protect children from exploitation and abuse. Led by the U.S. Attorney’s Offices and the Department of Justice’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who exploit children, as well as identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit


MacKenzie Tubbs
Public Information Officer 

Updated March 2, 2023

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