Harrison County Resident Sentenced for Possession of Child Pornography
Council Bluffs, IA- On September 5, 2017, James Lee Palmer, a 56 year-old resident of Missouri Valley, Iowa, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Rebecca Goodgame Ebinger, to 120 months in prison for possession of child pornography announced United States Attorney Kevin E. VanderSchel. Palmer’s term of imprisonment is to be followed by ten years of supervised release.
On April 20, 2017, Palmer entered a guilty plea to a federal indictment charging Palmer with possession of child pornography on or about May 11, 2016. The charge was the result of an investigation into the posting of an image depicting child pornography upon a cloud based storage service. Law enforcement followed up with a search warrant of Palmer’s residence and located computers that contained over 300 of images of child pornography.
The investigation was conducted by the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, the Missouri Valley, Iowa Police Department, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.