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Man from Guatemala who moved to Iowa sent to prison for child porn crimes


This news story was published on June 1, 2020.
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SIOUX CITY – A man who distributed child pornography was sentenced May 26, 2020, to more than 7 years in federal prison.

Diego Felipe Juan, age 46, originally from Guatemala and living in Doon, Iowa, received the prison term after a December 2, 2019, guilty plea to one count of distribution of child pornography.

In a plea agreement, Juan admitted that between November of 2018 and January 18, 2019, using the internet, he knowingly distributed a visual depiction of a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct to another person. It was revealed at the sentencing hearing that Juan had other videos of child pornography on his cell phone.

Juan was sentenced in Sioux City by United States District Court Chief Judge Leonard T. Strand. Juan was sentenced to 87 months’ imprisonment. He must also serve a 5-year term of supervised release after the prison term. There is no parole in the federal system.

Juan is being held in the United States Marshal’s custody until he can be transported to a federal prison.

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.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Ron Timmons and Timothy Duax and investigated by the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, the Iowa Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, the FBI Child Exploitation Task Force, Homeland Security Investigations, and the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office.

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3 Responses to Man from Guatemala who moved to Iowa sent to prison for child porn crimes

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    June 2, 2020 at 3:38 am

    When you hurt the little ones you become lost to yourself. You fail.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    June 1, 2020 at 7:09 pm

    so you plan on becoming a child molester.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    June 1, 2020 at 7:46 am

    open the gates and let them in. give them SS, Medicare, welfare and a drivers license so they can vote.