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Iowa man set free after court hearing on child porn charge


This news story was published on December 29, 2014.
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CEDAR RAPIDS – An Iowa man who was found to possess child porn was released from custody pending a court date next year.

Paul LeClere, age 50, of Hopkinton, Iowa, has been charged with one count of receipt of child pornography and five counts of possession of child pornography. The charges are contained in an indictment filed on December 17, 2014, in United States District Court in Cedar Rapids.

The Indictment alleges that, between 2003 and 2013, LeClere received and possessed child pornography.

If convicted, LeClere faces a mandatory minimum sentence of five years’ imprisonment and a possible maximum sentence of 110 years’ imprisonment, a $1,500,000 fine, a $600 special assessment, and at least five years and up to life on supervised release following any imprisonment.

LeClere appeared for a detention hearing on December 24, 2014, in federal court in Cedar Rapids and was released on bond. LeClere’s next appearance for trial is set for February 23, 2015.

As with any criminal case, a charge is merely an accusation and a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

PAUL DEAN LECLERE

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