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

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Former Clarinda, Iowa Resident Sentenced To 48 Months For Possession Of Child Pornography

Council Bluffs, IA- On March 12, 2013, John R. Clark, age 49, formally a resident of Clarinda, Iowa, was sentenced to 48 months imprisonment for Possession of Child Pornography, to be served consecutively with a sentence Clark is currently serving in Florida for Lewd and Lascivious Act on a Child. The 48 month sentence was imposed by United States District Judge John Jarvey. Judge Jarvey also ordered Clark to serve a ten year term of supervised release following incarceration.

On November 1, 2012, the defendant pled guilty to a charge of Possession of Child Pornography. The investigation showed that Clark was receiving images of child pornography over the internet. At the time of his guilty plea, Clark admitted that on May 7, 2009, he had images on his home computer that depicted minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct.

The investigation was conducted by the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation and the Department of Homeland Security and was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office Southern District of Iowa.

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Updated March 12, 2015