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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, April 5, 2019

Pottawattamie County Man Sentenced to Prison for Possession of Child Pornography

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa - United States Attorney Marc Krickbaum announced on April 3, 2019, Salvatore Lawrence Bruno, age 68, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Rebecca Goodgame Ebinger for Possession of Child Pornography. Bruno was sentenced to 97 months in prison to be followed by a term of supervised release for ten years. Bruno was ordered to pay $500 to each victim seeking restitution.

In January 2018, Council Bluffs Police received a referral from the Iowa Department of Human Services involving a child stating she was shown child pornography by the defendant. A search warrant was obtained for Bruno’s residence. Officers located a computer hard drive and memory card that contained over 5,700 images of child pornography. Bruno pleaded guilty to this charge in November 2018.

This matter was investigated by the Council Bluffs Police Department, Iowa Department of Human Services, Project Harmony and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.

Topic(s): 
Project Safe Childhood
Contact: 
Rachel J. Scherle 515-473-9300 USAIAS-PAO@usdoj.gov
Updated April 5, 2019