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Keokuk Man Sentenced to 720 Months for Child Pornography Charges

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

DAVENPORT, Iowa – A Keokuk man was sentenced on February 27, 2024 to 720 months in federal prison for Producing, Receiving, and Possessing Child Pornography. 

According to public court documents and evidence presented at sentencing, on or about December 21, 2021, a minor was reported missing from the Keokuk area. Law enforcement identified Christopher Douglas Black, 45, as an individual with knowledge relating to the missing minor. The missing minor was found with Black in Minnesota. Following Black’s arrest, a forensic review of Black’s cell phone was conducted and revealed child sexual assault materials.

Following his term of imprisonment, Black will be required to serve ten years of supervised release. There is no parole in the federal system.

United States Attorney Richard D. Westphal of the Southern District of Iowa made the announcement. This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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.


Public Information Officer 

Updated March 1, 2024

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