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Iowa man charged with child pornography crimes

This news story was published on June 6, 2019.
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CEDAR RAPIDS – An Iowa man is facing child pornography crimes and faces federal charges.

Derek Clemens, age 31, of Evansdale, Iowa, has been charged with receipt and possession of child pornography. The charges are contained in an Indictment unsealed on May 8, 2019, in United States District Court in Cedar Rapids.

The Indictment alleges that, in 2018, Clemens knowingly received child pornography and possessed child pornography on a cell phone.

If convicted, Clemens faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 5 years’ imprisonment and a possible maximum sentence of 40 years’ imprisonment, a $500,000 fine, and at least five years and up to life on supervised release following any imprisonment.

Clemens appeared on May 10, 2019, in federal court in Cedar Rapids for a detention hearing and was held without bond. Clemens’ next appearance for trial is set for July 8, 2019.

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

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Mark Tremmel and is being investigated by the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation and the Evansdale Police Department.


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