A man who photographed his sexual abuse of a child was sentenced February 10th to more than 27 years in federal prison.
Scott Alan Schupp, age 33, from Cedar Rapids, received the prison term after an October 13, 2011, guilty plea to one count of production of child pornography.
In a plea agreement, Schupp admitted that, in the Fall of 2008, he sexually assaulted and photographed an 11-year-old female.
Schupp was sentenced in Cedar Rapids by United States District Court Chief Judge Linda R. Reade. Schupp was sentenced to 327 months’ and 22 days’ imprisonment. A special assessment of $100 was imposed. He must also serve a 15-year term of supervised release after the prison term, and he must register as a sex offender. There is no parole in the federal system.
Schupp is being held in the United States Marshal’s custody until he can be returned to the custody of the State of Iowa where he is serving a sentence in a related case (Linn County District Court Case Number FECR 79364). Schupp’s federal sentence was ordered to be served concurrently with his remaining sentence in the state case.
This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May