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Shelby County Resident Sentenced to Prison for Receipt and Possession of Child Pornography
4/11/2017

COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA - On April 11, 2017, Matthew E. Gross, a 40 year-old resident of Westphalia, Iowa, was sentenced by Chief United States District Court Judge John A. Jarvey to 60 months in prison, and five years of supervised release to follow his imprisonment, for receipt and possession of child pornography, announced United States Attorney Kevin E. VanderSchel.

 

On November 3, 2016, the defendant pled guilty to a two-count indictment, charging him with possession and receipt of child pornography. The defendant received child pornography images from at least as early as February of 2014 and up to August of 2014. In addition, the defendant was found in possession of child pornography images on or about September 25, 2014, in his Westphalia residence.

 

This investigation was conducted by the Iowa Department of Public Safety, Division of Criminal Investigation, the Iowa Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, and the Shelby County Sheriff's Office. The case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Iowa.​



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