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Muscatine Man Sentenced to Prison for Child Pornography Offenses

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

DAVENPORT, IA – On March 18, 2016, Dustin Wayne Rogers, 30, of Muscatine, Iowa, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Stephanie M. Rose to 228 months in federal prison on three counts of Production of Child Pornography and one count of Attempted Production of Child Pornography, and 120 months on one count of Possession of Child Pornography announced Acting United States Attorney Kevin E. VanderSchel. The sentences were ordered to be served concurrently, meaning all at the same time. Rogers was ordered to serve five years of supervised release following his prison term, pay $500 to the Crime Victims’ Fund, and forfeit the items used to obtain, produce, and store the contraband images.

Rogers pleaded guilty to the five counts admitting in 2013 and 2014 he contacted four different minors, all under 16 years of age at the time, through social media cites on the Internet posing as a minor himself. Rogers asked these minors to produce images of themselves naked and requested depictions of sexual acts from at least one of the minors. During interactions with one of the minors, Rogers mentioned that they engage in sexual activities together. On May 22, 2014, police searched Rogers’s residence in Muscatine and found that he possessed child pornography on his iPhone.

This matter was investigated by the Muscatine Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.

Updated March 21, 2016

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