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Iowa City Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Child Pornography

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

DAVENPORT, IA – Tyler Dean Kadolph, age 25, of Iowa City, was sentenced yesterday to 97 months in prison following his plea to a charge of Possession of Child Pornography.

According to court documents, an investigation into someone recording women in a locker room at the University of Iowa Field House led officers to Kadolph, who was employed at the Field House at the time. Officers executed a search warrant on Kadolph’s phone related to that investigation and located child pornography. Officers also learned that Kadolph had created a fake Instagram account pretending to be a minor female and requesting to exchange nude photographs.

United States Attorney Richard D. Westphal of the Southern District of Iowa made the announcement. This case was investigation by the University of Iowa Police Department, Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, and the Iowa City Police Department.

This case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa as part of the U.S. Department of Justice’s “Project Safe Childhood” initiative, which was started in 2006 as a nationwide effort to combine law enforcement investigations and prosecutions, community action, and public awareness in order to reduce the incidence of sexual exploitation of children. Any persons having knowledge of a child being sexually abused are encouraged to call the Iowa Sexual Abuse Hotline at 1-800-284-7821.


MacKenzie Tubbs
Public Information Officer

Updated October 27, 2022

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