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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, July 16, 2015

Federal Court Sentences Former Davenport Man for Distribution of Child Pornography

DAVENPORT, IA - On July 15, 2015, Stephen Allen Brooks, age 39, formerly of Davenport, was sentenced by United States Senior District Court Judge James E. Gritzner to 168 months in prison after pleading guilty to distribution of child pornography, announced United States Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt. Brooks was also ordered to serve five years of supervised release following the imprisonment, to pay $3,000 in restitution to a victim, and to pay $100 towards the Crime Victims Fund. Brooks was also ordered to register as a sex offender.

In 2013, the United States Department of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) received information from an ongoing Nebraska child exploitation investigation. Further investigation showed that an email account later identified to Brooks was distributing and receiving child pornography with a Nebraska subject. Through email chats and exchanges in September 2013, approximately 26 images of child pornography were distributed from Brooks from an email account which belonged to Brooks. Brooks later admitted that he had sent images of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct to a person in Nebraska.

This case was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Davenport, Iowa, Police Department, and the case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.

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Updated July 16, 2015