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Iowa City Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Receipt of Child Pornography

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

DAVENPORT, Iowa—On December 22, 2020, United States Chief District Court Judge John A. Jarvey sentenced Michael Alan White, age 49, of Iowa City, to 144 months of imprisonment for Receipt of Child Pornography announced United States Attorney Marc Krickbaum. Following his prison term, White was ordered to serve five years of supervised release, pay $10,000.00 in restitution to the two victims, and pay $100.00 to the Crime Victims’ Fund.

On March 13, 2020, White pleaded guilty to one count of receipt of child pornography. The investigation began in 2018 when law enforcement intelligence retrieved information from an Internet Protocol (IP) address that certain child pornography images were being downloaded. A returned subpoena from the internet provider listed Michael White as the registered user of the internet service from which the IP address originated. On March 7, 2019, a search warrant was conducted on White’s residence. Forensic examination of four electronic devices obtained in the search warrant revealed multiple depictions of child pornography. White had approximately fifty images and/or videos of child pornography on his devices. Many of the victims depicted in White’s images have been identified through the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC).

This matter was investigated by the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. This case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.


Rachel J. Scherle

Updated December 31, 2020

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