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

Thursday, June 23, 2022

Iowa Man Sentenced to 30 years in Federal Prison for Child Pornography Charge

DAVENPORT, Iowa – Aaron Allen Tripses, age 33, was sentenced on June 22, 2022, to 360 months in prison for Production of Child Pornography. Following his prison term, Tripses was ordered to serve seven years of supervised release. Tripses will also be required to register as a sex offender.

According to court documents, law enforcement responded to Tripses’ residence in reference to a welfare check. It was discovered that Tripses had assaulted an adult female. Law enforcement later received information suggesting that Tripses’ phone contained evidence of his sexual abuse of a minor. Multiple search warrants were executed on Tripses’ devices and accounts. Officers located over 1,400 images and videos depicting Tripses engaging in sex acts with a minor, including depictions of acts of violence such as prolonged strangulation. Officers also located dozens of videos of women in public places being filmed without their knowledge. On January 18, 2022, Tripses pleaded guilty to Production of Child Pornography. Tripses had a prior adjudication for sexual assault against a minor as well as other convictions for assaulting a child and woman. As a part of sentencing, the Court found that Tripses had engaged in a pattern of activity involving prohibited sexual conduct.

United States Attorney Richard D. Westphal of the Southern District of Iowa made the announcement. This matter was investigated by the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office; the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation; and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.

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MacKenzie Tubbs 515-473-9300
Updated June 23, 2022