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Davenport Man Sentenced to Life in Prison Plus 50 Years

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


DAVENPORT, IA – On November 19, 2015, James Everett Faler, 49, formerly of Davenport, Iowa, was sentenced by Chief United States District Judge John A. Jarvey to five life sentences for five counts of Production of Child Pornography, and five consecutive ten-year sentences for committing the offenses while being required to register as a sex offender, announced Acting United States Attorney Kevin E. VanderSchel. Faler also was ordered to serve life on supervised release if he is ever released from prison, and to pay $1,000 towards the Crime Victims Fund.

On May 31, 2013, police in Louisville, Kentucky, encountered Faler at an apartment complex after receiving a call from a concerned citizen. During the encounter, the police learned that Faler was a registered sex offender from Davenport who had not complied with sex offender registration requirements, and they arrested him. After the arrest, the police found Faler’s backpack which contained a thumbdrive with pornographic images of children, including five different minor boys, some of them engaging in sexual activity with Faler at a trailer park in Davenport. These images became the basis for federal charges in Iowa.

On July 13, 2015, Faler plead guilty to all charges. Because Faler has multiple prior convictions for sexual abuse of children, the mandatory federal sentence for each charge of production of child pornography is life in prison.

This case was investigated by the Louisville, Kentucky, Police Department and the Scott County, Iowa, Sheriff’s Office, and the case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.

Updated November 23, 2015

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