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Iowa man sentenced to over eleven years in federal prison for possessing child pornography

This news story was published on November 8, 2018.
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CEDAR RAPIDS – An Iowa man who possessed child pornography was sentenced today to over eleven years in federal prison.

Austin Marek, age 23, of Anamosa, Iowa, received the sentence after a June 4, 2018, guilty plea to one count of possession of child pornography. At the plea hearing, Marek admitted that, in 2016, he knowingly possessed child pornography, including at least one image of prepubescent children.

Marek was sentenced in Cedar Rapids by United States District Court Judge Linda R. Reade. Marek was sentenced to 136 months’ imprisonment. Special assessments of $5,100 were imposed, and Marek 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 the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation.

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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2 Responses to Iowa man sentenced to over eleven years in federal prison for possessing child pornography

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 17, 2018 at 11:16 pm

    Give the kid a break.

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    Vera City Reply Report comment

    November 9, 2018 at 1:59 pm

    While not attempting to excuse this person’s behaviors, for a rational and fair minded scientific journal discussion of the issues in this news story, Google “Effects on Boy-Attracted Pedosexual Males of Viewing Boy Erotica”

    Regarding “harm,” Google “The Missing Mechanism of Harm”

    You can also Google “Childhood ‘Innocence’ is Not Ideal:”

    For a scientific journal discussion of “Willingness,” especially as it relates to boys, Google “boyandro” or “The Role of Androphilia in the Psychosexual Development of Boys”.

    A downloadable 94 page book is available free by Googling “Beyond Hysteria: Boy Erotica on the Internet”.

    For an even more in-depth examination, Google “Myths of Childhood Sexuality”