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Muscatine Man Sentenced to 132 Months in Prison for Receiving Child Pornography

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

DAVENPORT, Iowa – On November 19, 2019, United States District Judge Stephanie M. Rose, sentenced Charles Steven Dickenson, 67, of Muscatine, Iowa, to 132 months in prison for receiving child pornography, announced United States Attorney Marc Krickbaum. Dickenson was also ordered to serve five years of supervised release following his imprisonment, pay $100 to the Crime Victims’ Fund, pay $36,000 in restitution, and comply with the sex offender registry requirements upon release.

On January 11, 2019, Dickenson pled guilty to one count of receiving child pornography. The investigation began in 2016 when an FBI agents identified a computer on the BitTorrent network that appeared to be related to the distribution of child pornography. The agent downloaded over 1,100 files from Dickenson’s shared files. The majority of the files depicted prepubescent children, including infants and toddlers, engaged in sexually explicit conduct. Dickenson admitted to downloading thousands of child pornography files over the course of five and one-half years.

This matter was investigated by Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), and the case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.


Rachel J. Scherle

Updated November 27, 2019

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