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Mason City man sentenced to over 10 years in federal prison for possession of child pornography

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who possessed child pornography was sentenced yesterday to over 10 years in federal prison.

Jeffery Landheer, age 47, from Mason City, Iowa, received the sentence after a May 19, 2017 guilty plea to one count of possession of child pornography. At the plea hearing, Landheer admitted that, between 2009 and 2016, he knowingly possessed child pornography on a computer hard drive.

Landheer was sentenced in Cedar Rapids by United States District Court Judge Linda R. Reade. Landheer was sentenced to 121 months’ imprisonment. Special assessments of $5,100 were imposed, and Landheer must also serve a 15-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 Mason City Police Department.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse.

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