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Iowa City Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Receiving Child Pornography

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

DAVENPORT, Iowa – Kevin Emmett Toomey, age 70, of Iowa City, was sentenced Tuesday, July 19, 2022, to 180 months in prison for Receiving Child Pornography. Toomey was also ordered to serve 10 years of supervised release following his prison sentence and was assessed a special assessment immediately payable to the Crime Victims Fund. Toomey pleaded guilty in February 2022 to this offense.

Law enforcement received a cybertip in March 2020 alerting them to an email address that had uploaded suspected child pornography. Detectives obtained and executed a search warrant at Toomey’s residence and seized several electronic devices. A forensic examination of those devices revealed over 4,000 images and nearly 300 videos depicting child pornography. Toomey began accessing child pornography shortly after his release from prison for a prior federal child pornography conviction and continued until the time of his arrest in 2020.
U.S. Attorney Richard D. Westphal of the Southern District of Iowa made the announcement. This case was investigated by the Iowa City Police Department and the Joint Forensic Analysis Cyber Team.

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 nation-wide 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

Updated July 21, 2022

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