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Iowa man faces up to 20 years in prison on child porn charges


This news story was published on September 24, 2020.
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SIOUX CITY – A man who received child pornography pled guilty today, in federal court in Sioux City.

Kyler Colten Cook, age 29, from Carroll, Iowa, pled guilty to receipt of child pornography.

In a plea agreement, Cook admitted that between February 8, 2019 and December 3, 2019, he knowingly received visual depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct.

While released pending trial, Cook was caught sending graphic texts and visual images to a female and was then detained in federal custody pending trial.

Sentencing before United States District Court Chief Judge Leonard T. Strand will be set after a presentence report is prepared. Cook remains in custody of the United States Marshal pending sentencing. Cook faces a minimum sentence of 5 years’ imprisonment and a possible maximum sentence of 20 years’ imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, and at least 5 years up to life of supervised release following any imprisonment.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Ron Timmons and was investigated by the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation.

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