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Iowa man sent to federal prison for distributing child porn


This news story was published on March 11, 2013.
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SIOUX CITY – A man who distributed and received child pornography was sentenced March 7, 2013, to five years in federal prison.

Adam Stephenson, age 20, of Otho, Iowa, received the sentence after a September 27, 2012, guilty plea to one count of distributing child pornography and one count of receiving child pornography. At the guilty plea, Stephenson admitted he knowingly used the Internet to distribute and receive child pornography.

Stephenson was sentenced in Sioux City by United States District Court Judge Mark W. Bennett. Stephenson was sentenced to 60 months’ imprisonment. A special assessment of $200 was imposed, and Stephenson must also serve a five-year term of supervised release. He must comply with all sex offender registration and public notification requirements.

This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Mark Tremmel and was investigated by the Webster County Sheriff’s Office, the Fort Dodge Police Department, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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