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Davenport Man Sentenced to Prison for Child Pornography Charge

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

DAVENPORT, Iowa – On Tuesday, May 4, 2021, United States District Court Chief Judge John A. Jarvey sentenced Chad Michael Oxley, age 38, of Davenport, to 144 months in prison for Receiving Child Pornography announced Acting United States Attorney Richard D. Westphal. Oxley was ordered to serve seven years of supervised release to follow his prison term as well as pay $100 to the Crime Victims’ Fund and $9,000.00 to the victims of his crime.

The investigation of Oxley began in January of 2019 when the Davenport Police Department received a CyberTip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children concerning a video containing child pornography that had been uploaded to Google in December of 2018. Information from the CyberTip traced back to Oxley. Officers conducted a search warrant at Oxley’s known residences in February of 2019 and several cellphones were located. A review of the cellphones revealed many images and videos containing child pornography as well as chat sessions wherein Oxley was purporting to be a female and exchanging child pornography with others. At the plea hearing on November 16, 2020, Oxley agreed he received more than 600 images and/or videos of child pornography.

This matter was investigated by the Davenport Police Department. The 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 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.


Rachel J. Scherle

Updated May 6, 2021

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