Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Only 10 yrs for Iowa man who recorded minors in sex acts

Davenport man gets max child porn sentence
Associated Press
8:19 PM CDT, September 16, 2008

DAVENPORT, Iowa - A federal judge has sentenced a Davenport man to the maximum sentence of 10 years in prison on a child pornography charge. In addition, 55-year-old Donald Colbert was ordered to be on supervised release for the rest of his life and to register as a sex offender.

Prosecutors say Colbert was arrested in June 2006 and pleaded guilty the following May. The district court noted that Colbert caused a minor to engage in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of producing a visual depiction.

It said he was eligible for sentencing enhancements based on the fact the offense involved images of minors between 12 and 16 years old, that he possessed of images that portrayed violence and that he used a computer for the offense.

The U.S. attorney's office for the Southern District of Iowa says the case was prosecuted as part of the Project Safe Child initiative.

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