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

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Shenandoah, Iowa, Resident Sentenced to 57 Months for Possession of Child Pornography

COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA - On December 16, 2014, Anthony J. Simmons, a 30 year-old resident of Shenandoah, Iowa, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge John A. Jarvey to serve 57 months in prison for possession of child pornography, and to serve 10 years of supervised release following imprisonment, announced United States Attorney Nicholas Klinefeldt.

During the Spring of 2013, investigators located sexually explicit pictures of a fifteen year-old female on Simmons’ computer. On June 5, 2014, Simmons entered a guilty plea to possession of child pornography.

The investigation was conducted by the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigations, Cyber Crimes Unit, and the case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.

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Updated April 13, 2015