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Iowa man sentenced to 20 years for distributing child porn


This news story was published on April 8, 2014.
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CEDAR RAPIDS – An Iowa man who distributed child pornography was sentenced today to twenty years in federal prison.

Robert Buss, age 50, of Dubuque, Iowa, received the sentence after a January 9, 2014, guilty plea to one count of distribution of child pornography. At the guilty plea hearing, Buss admitted that, in 2012, he used the Internet to distribute child pornography. Information provided at the sentencing hearing indicated that defendant also attempted to entice three minors to send him sexually explicit depictions of themselves, including a boy he met while on a mission trip to Haiti.

Buss was sentenced in Cedar Rapids by United States District Court Chief Judge Linda R. Reade. Buss was sentenced to 240 months’ imprisonment. A special assessment of $100 was imposed, and Buss must also serve a ten-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 Homeland Security Investigations, the Dubuque Police Department, and the Iowa Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

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One Response to Iowa man sentenced to 20 years for distributing child porn

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    Messy Blumpkin Reply Report comment

    April 8, 2014 at 4:30 pm

    Lock the little turd up and throw away the key.