A man who received child pornography pled guilty on March 8, 2017 in federal court in Cedar Rapids.
Donald Etheredge, age 51, from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, was convicted of one count of receipt of child pornography. At the plea hearing, Etheredge admitted that, between 2013 and 2015, he knowingly received child pornography. He also admitted that he was convicted of shipment and transportation of child pornography in the Northern District of Iowa in 2004.
Sentencing before United States District Court Judge Linda R. Reade will be set after a presentence report is prepared. Etheredge remains in custody of the United States Marshal pending sentencing. Etheredge faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years' imprisonment and a possible maximum sentence of 40 years' imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a $100 special assessment, and supervised release for 5 years to life following any imprisonment.
This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Mark Tremmel and was investigated by the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation and the Cedar Rapids Police Department.