A man who received child pornography pled guilty today in federal court in Cedar Rapids.
Jonathan Sebert, age 24, from Clarion, Iowa, was convicted of one count of receipt of child pornography. At the plea hearing, Sebert admitted that, between 2012 and 2015, he knowingly received child pornography.
Sentencing before Chief United States District Court Judge Linda R. Reade will be set after a presentence report is prepared. Sebert remains in custody of the United States Marshal pending sentencing. Sebert faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 5 years' imprisonment and a possible maximum sentence of 20 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 Wright County Sheriff's Office and the Mason City Police Department.