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

Friday, July 18, 2014

Essex Iowa Resident Sentenced To 60 Months In Prison For Federal Charge Of Using A Computer To Transport Obscene Material

COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA- On July 18, 2014, Danny Joel Hummel, a 60 year-old resident of Essex, Iowa, was sentenced by United States Senior District Court Judge Robert Pratt to sixty months in prison, and ten years of Supervised Release following the period of imprisonment, on the charge of Using a Computer to Transport Obscene Material, announced United States Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt.

On July 11, 2014, Hummel pled guilty to the charge, which was the result of his obtaining images in December of 2013 from an off-site electronic data storage location. At the time of the offense, Hummel was under the supervision of the United States Probation Office for the Southern District of Iowa after having been sentenced for Possession of Child Pornography in a prior case.

The investigation was conducted by the United States Probation Office for the Southern District of Iowa and the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, Cyber Crimes Unit. The case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.

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Updated March 12, 2015