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Former Davenport Man Sentenced to Prison for Possession of Child Pornography

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Iowa

DAVENPORT, IA – On January 22, 2015, Shawn Daniel Starling Moore, age 25, formerly of Davenport, Iowa, was sentenced by Chief United States District Judge James E. Gritzner to 72 months in prison for possession of child pornography, announced United States Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt. Moore was also ordered to serve five years of supervised release following the imprisonment, pay restitution to a victim in the amount of $500, and to pay $100 to the Crime Victims Fund. A cellular telephone was ordered to be forfeited.

On August 1, 2013, two adults came to the headquarters of the Davenport, Iowa, Police Department to report that they were aware that images of children engaged in sexually explicit conduct could be seen on Moore’s cellular telephone. Moore had left his cellular telephone at their residence and one of them went through photographs stored in the telephone and saw child pornography. Moore later admitted that he viewed child pornography on the cellular telephone and that he used the cellular telephone to save and store some of the child pornography that he received. A search warrant was obtained to search the contents of the cellular telephone and police found numerous images of child pornography on the device.

On October 28, 2014, Moore entered a guilty plea to the charge of possession of child pornography and agreed to forfeit his cellular telephone.

This case was investigated by 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 April 13, 2015