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Shelby County, Iowa Resident Sentenced for Possession of Child Pornography

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

Council Bluffs, IA- On October 20, 2016,Michael Charles Garreans, a 55 year-old resident of Harlan, Iowa was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Stephanie M. Rose, to 60 months in prison for possession of child pornography announced United States Attorney Kevin E. VanderSchel. Garreans’ term of imprisonment is to be followed by seven years of supervised release.

On June 9, 2016, Garreans entered a guilty plea to a federal indictment, charging Garreans with possessing child pornography on or about July 18, 2014. The charge was the result of an investigation into the posting of a video, which contained images of two unclothed minor girls, on a web site being monitored by law enforcement. Law enforcement followed up with a search warrant of Garreans’ residence and located a computer that contained hundreds of images of child pornography.

The investigation was conducted by the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, the Harlan, Iowa Police Department and the United States Marshal’s Service. The case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.

Updated October 24, 2016

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