Breakthrough Web Design - 641-201-1459 - Build Your Online Presence
News & Entertainment for Mason City, Clear Lake & the North Iowa Region
• Founded 2010

Iowa man sentenced to 40 years in federal prison for sexually exploiting a child and possessing child pornography


This news story was published on July 24, 2019.
Advertise on NIT Subscribe to NIT

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who sexually exploited a child and possessed child pornography was sentenced on July 23, 2019, to 40 years in federal prison.

John Hunt, age 35, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, received the sentence after an October 18, 2018, guilty plea to one count of sexual exploitation of a child and one count of possession of child pornography.  In a plea agreement, Hunt admitted that, between 2015 and 2017, he used, persuaded, induced, and enticed a minor to engage in sexually explicit conduct to produce visual depictions, and that he threatened to distribute depictions of the minor.  In the plea agreement, Hunt also admitted to possessing child pornography, including depictions of prepubescent children.

Hunt was sentenced in Cedar Rapids by United States District Court Judge C.J. Williams.  Hunt was sentenced to 480 months’ imprisonment.  A special assessment of $200 was imposed, and Hunt must also serve a 5-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 Cedar Rapids Police Department.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

 characters available