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Sidney Man Sentenced for Child Pornography Offenses

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

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa – Kenneth Howard Crum, Jr., age 33, of Sidney, Iowa, was sentenced today by United States District Court Judge Stephanie M. Rose to 210 months in prison for Receipt and Possession of Child Pornography. His prison term will be followed by 10 years of supervised release. According to court documents, Crum pleaded guilty to the offenses in June of 2021.

In November 2020, law enforcement investigated Crum for harassing his ex-wife through postings on the internet. The investigation revealed Crum also took pictures of children and posted the images on various internet websites. A search warrant was obtained to seize Crum’s cellular telephone and a forensic examination of the cell phone located images and videos of child pornography, most involving children less than 12 years of age.

Acting United States Attorney Richard D. Westphal of the Southern District of Iowa made the announcement. The Fremont County Sheriff’s Office and the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation - Iowa Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force investigated the case.


Rachel J. Scherle

Updated October 25, 2021

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