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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Davenport Man Sentenced to Prison for Child Pornography Charges

DAVENPORT, Iowa – James Anthony Rogers, age 57, of Davenport, was sentenced Tuesday, April 26, 2022, to 214 months in prison for Production of Child Pornography, Distribution of Child Pornography, and Attempted Enticement of a Minor (two counts). Rogers was ordered to serve seven years of supervised release to follow his imprisonment and pay a $400 Special Assessment immediately payable to the Crime Victims’ Fund.

According to court documents, the Davenport Police Department initiated an investigation into Rogers after receiving information regarding his possible involvement in the sexual solicitation of a minor male. Multiple search warrants revealed that Rogers had attempted contact with over fifty minor males and engaged in sexually explicit conversations with them. Rogers attempted to persuade the minors to send nude photographs of themselves and to meet in-person to engage in sex acts for money or alcohol. A cellphone seized from Rogers contained numerous images of child pornography. On October 12, 2021, Rogers pleaded guilty to all charges.

U.S. Attorney Richard D. Westphal of the Southern District of Iowa made the announcement. This matter was investigated by the Davenport Police Department.

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 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.

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Rachel J. Scherle 515-473-9300 USAIAS-PAO@usdoj.gov
Updated April 27, 2022