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

Friday, May 1, 2015

Federal Court Sentences Former Elementary School After-School Coordinator on Charge of Production of Child Pornography

DAVENPORT, IA- On May 1, 2015, Ian Dishon David Isabel, age 30, formerly of Davenport, Iowa, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge James E. Gritzner to 360 months in prison, after pleading guilty to production of child pornography, announced United States Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt. Isabel was also ordered to serve 10 years of supervised release following his term of imprisonment, and to pay $100 towards the Crime Victims Fund. Isabel will also be required to register as a sex offender.

On April 2, 2014, a custodian at Hayes Elementary School discovered what was later determined to be a hidden camera in the girls’ bathroom. The school principal and the Davenport Police Department were notified of the discovery. Isabel was the coordinator of the Stepping Stones after-school program at Hayes Elementary, and was working during the time the custodian found the hidden device. A search by a Davenport police detective found additional hidden devices in the same bathroom. Isabel became aware of the investigation, and fled from the school, claiming illness. The United States Secret Service, Cyber-Crimes Unit, also became involved in the investigation. Items were seized from a subsequent search of Isabel’s residence and a storage unit. Isabel fled and was later arrested on April 11th at a state park in Adams County, Illinois. Additional items were seized from Isabel’s vehicle. A subsequent forensic examination of the computer equipment and storage devices seized found over 100 separate images of children from Hayes Elementary captured during a time period of December 29, 2013 to April 2, 2014. Images found also showed a subject identifiable as Isabel placing the hidden cameras in the bathrooms.

This case was investigated by the United States Secret Service Cyber-Crimes Task Force, the Davenport, Iowa, Police Department and the Adams County, Illinois Conservation Office. The case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.

Updated May 1, 2015