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Moline Man Sentenced to 25 Years in Federal Prison for Child Pornography Charges

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

DAVENPORT, Iowa – A Moline man was sentenced January 18, 2024, to 25 years in federal prison for Producing, Possessing, and being in Receipt of Child Pornography.

According to public court documents and evidence presented at sentencing, Jason Richard Heider, 48, was responsible for producing and receiving child sexual abuse material. Heider pleaded guilty in July of 2022.

United States Attorney Richard D. Westphal of the Southern District of Iowa made the announcement. This case was investigated by the Davenport Police Department.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice. Led by U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and the Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit  For information about internet safety education, please visit and click on the resources tab.


Public Information Officer 

Updated January 23, 2024

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