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Thornton Man Sentenced to 160 Months in Prison for Child Pornography Offenses

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

DAVENPORT, Iowa—On September 11, 2020, United States District Court Chief Judge John A. Jarvey sentenced Hunter Morgan Uhde, age 24, of Thornton, Iowa, to 160 months in prison for Receiving and Distributing Child Pornography, announced United States Attorney Marc Krickbaum. Uhde was ordered to serve five years of supervised release to follow his prison term, pay $100 to the Crime Victims’ Fund and $27,000 in restitution, and comply with sex offender registry requirements upon release.

On February 14, 2020, Uhde pleaded guilty to Count One of a two-count Indictment. The investigation began in February 2019 with a tip from the Homeland Security Cyber Crimes Center based on activity through the “Kik” app in relation to a username associated with Uhde between November and December 2018. A search warrant was conducted on Uhde’s residence in Coralville, Iowa. Agents found multiple electronic devices containing child pornography.

Uhde admitted to possessing child pornography on his phone and participating in illicit activities involving child pornography. After forensic examination of Uhde’s devices, Uhde was found to have possessed 1,400 images and two videos of child pornography.

This matter was investigated by United States Department for Homeland Security and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC). The case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.


Rachel J. Scherle

Updated September 14, 2020

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