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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, November 18, 2016

Former Missouri Valley Resident Sentenced for Possession of Child Pornography

Council Bluffs, IA- On November 17, 2016, Steven Robert Hill, a 33 year-old former Missouri Valley resident, was sentenced by Chief United States District Court Judge John A. Jarvey, to 54 months in prison to be followed by fifteen years of supervised release for possession of child pornography, announced United States Attorney Kevin E. VanderSchel.

Hill entered a guilty plea to the charge on June 9, 2016. The investigation began with a report of a domestic assault involving Hill as a victim. During the investigation, law enforcement learned Hill was in possession of child pornography. A search of Hill’s residence located data storage devices that contained child pornography images. Shortly after law enforcement obtained the images, Hill moved to the State of Washington.

This investigation was conducted by the Missouri Valley Police Department, the Iowa Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force -- Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation. The case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.

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Updated November 18, 2016