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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, June 10, 2019

Former Urbandale Man Sentenced to Prison For Possession of Child Pornography

DES MOINES, IA – United States Attorney Marc Krickbaum announced on June 5, 2019, Kacey Alyn Duall Bruse, age 23, was sentenced by United States District Judge Rebecca Goodgame Ebinger for Possession of Child Pornography. Bruse was sentenced to 70 months in prison to be followed by a term of supervised release of six years. Bruse was ordered to pay $3,000 to each victim seeking restitution.

The investigation began in June 2017, when an undercover Urbandale Police Officer downloaded images of child pornography from an IP address, later identified as being used by Bruse. Bruse was making the files available for download via a peer-to-peer file sharing program. Later in June 2017, police executed a search warrant at Bruse’s Urbandale residence. Police seized computer equipment belonging to Bruse that stored depictions of child pornography. The investigation showed Bruse downloaded child pornography from the internet from about March 13, 2014 to June 21, 2017.

This case was investigated by the Urbandale Police Department, Federal Bureau of Investigation Child Exploitation Task Force, and Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. This case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.

Topic(s): 
Project Safe Childhood
Contact: 
Rachel J. Scherle 515-473-9300 USAIAS-PAO@usdoj.gov
Updated June 10, 2019