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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Iowa

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Pottawattamie County Man Sentenced to 180 Months in Prison for Receipt and Possession of Child Pornography

COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA - On May 17, 2017heather Jean Reekr, Kevin Timothy Morrissey, a 60 year-old resident of Oakland, Iowa, was sentenced by Chief United States District Court Judge John A. Jarvey to 180 months in prison following his convictions on receipt and possession of child pornography, announced United States Attorney Kevin E. VanderSchel. Morrissey was ordered to serve 10 years of supervised release following his imprisonment and to pay a $15,000 fine.


A jury convicted Morrissey on December 21, 2016, finding him guilty of both counts of receipt and possession of child pornography. In January of 2016, law enforcement discovered, during a routine home visit, Morrissey was accessing the internet in violation of his parole supervision conditions. Subsequent examination of electronic devices seized from Morrissey’s Oakland residence revealed numerous images and one video of child pornography.


The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Child Exploitation Task Force, Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation - Iowa Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, Iowa Probation and Parole Office for the 4th Judicial District, and Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Office conducted the investigation. This case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.




Learn more about this release by calling Rachel J. Scherle at 515-473-9300, or by emailing her at




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Updated May 18, 2017