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Le Claire Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Federal Prison for Distribution and Receipt of Child Pornography

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

DAVENPORT, IA – A Le Claire man was sentenced on September 20, 2023, to ten years in federal prison for distribution and receipt of child pornography.

According to public court documents, and evidence presented at sentencing, law enforcement identified Kyle Daniel DuPrey, 36, a former East Moline firefighter, as a person of interest after the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) received a cybertip from a social media platform indicating that videos of child sexual abuse material had been uploaded. Law enforcement traced the account to DuPrey.

During a search warrant at DuPrey’s residence, two cell phones were located which showed evidence of receipt and distribution of child pornography. The investigation revealed that DuPrey viewed and distributed child pornography while on duty as a firefighter, including from approximately December 2020 until at least August 2022.

After completing his term of imprisonment, DuPrey will be required to serve five years of supervised release. There is no parole in the federal system. DuPrey was also ordered to pay $6,000 in restitution.

United States Attorney Richard D. Westphal of the Southern District of Iowa made the announcement. This case was investigated by the Scott County Sherriff’s Office and the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation.

This case was prosecuted as part of the 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 September 25, 2023

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