SIOUX CITY – An Iowa man was sentenced September 22, 2023, to more than 5 years in federal prison for his possession and distribution of disturbing images of the abuse of infants and toddlers.
Braden Rogers, age 23, from Sioux City, Iowa, received the prison term after he plead guilty in federal court on March 22, 2023, to Possession of Child Pornography.
Evidence at Rogers’ sentencing hearing established that between May 1, 2020, and August 10, 2021, Rogers possessed over 100 videos of child sexual abuse material including material depicting prepubescent children or children who had not attained the age of 12. Evidence further established that Rogers used social media to distribute material that portrayed sadistic or masochistic conduct or sexual abuse and exploitation of an infant or toddler to others.
Rogers was sentenced in Sioux City by United States District Court Chief Judge Leonard T. Strand to 66 months’ imprisonment and fined $500. He was also ordered to pay $5,000 in restitution to the victims. Rogers must also serve a 5-year term of supervised released following the prison term. There is no parole in the federal system.
Rogers is being held in the United States Marshal’s custody until he can be transported to a federal prison.