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Wapello Man Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison for Production of Child Pornography

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

DAVENPORT, Iowa – On July 9, 2018, United States District Court Judge Rebecca Goodgame Ebinger, sentenced Jack Lee Coleman, age 65, of Wapello, Iowa, to 360 months in prison for production of child pornography announced United States Attorney Marc Krickbaum. Coleman was ordered to serve five years of supervised release following his imprisonment, pay $100 to the Crime Victims’ Fund, and comply with the sex offender registry requirements upon release.

On February 2, 2018, Coleman pleaded guilty to one count of production of child pornography. The investigation began in 2016 when a minor victim disclosed being sexually abused by Coleman. During the investigation, a computer belonging to Coleman was seized and examined. That computer contained nude images of five minor children produced by a hidden camera placed in the bathroom by Coleman. The computer also contained child pornography images of another minor child.

This matter was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. The case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.


Rachel J. Scherle

Updated July 10, 2018

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