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Muscatine Man Sentenced to Prison for Receipt of Child Pornography

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

DAVENPORT, Iowa — On December 29, 2020, United States District Court Chief Judge John A. Jarvey sentenced Emilio Daniel Dillon, age 23, of Muscatine, to 70 months in prison for Receipt of Child Pornography announced United States Attorney Marc Krickbaum. Dillon is required to pay $5,000 in victim restitution and pay $100 to the Crime Victims’ Fund. Following his prison term, Dillon will serve five years of supervised release.

The investigation of Dillon began in October of 2019 when Dillon sold a Samsung tablet to a pawn shop in Muscatine. A manager from the pawn shop brought the device to the Muscatine Police Department (MPD) reporting that child pornography was found on the tablet when it was being prepared for resale. Further investigation revealed several photos and eleven videos of child pornography with victims as young as five years old. In an interview with law enforcement on November 20, 2019, Dillon admitted to downloading the child pornography onto the tablet.

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


Rachel J. Scherle

Updated December 31, 2020

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