Former Iowa City Man Sentenced on Federal Child Pornography Charges
U.S. Department of Justice
United States Attorney
Southern District of Iowa
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 25, 2010
FORMER IOWA CITY MAN SENTENCED ON FEDERAL CHILD
DAVENPORT- On March 25, 2010, Jonathan Charles Koch, age 22, formerly of Iowa City was sentenced to 78 months in prison by United States District Court Judge John A. Jarvey, announced U.S. Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt. Koch was ordered to pay an assessment of $100 to the Crime Victim Fund, and will also be required to serve five years on supervised release following any period of incarceration.
On May 7, 2007, a state search warrant was served at an Iowa City residence pursuant to a gambling investigation. Numerous items were seized including a computer tower and flash drive. Koch later pled guilty to state charges for illegal gambling and violation of state drug tax stamp. Pursuant to a request to dispose of seized property in January 2008, state agents found child pornography on a flash drive seized out of Koch’s residence in May 2007. Later forensic examination by the Iowa Crimes Against Children (ICAC) task force discovered over a hundred images of child pornography on both the seized flash drive and a seized computer tower. On December 12, 2008, a federal charges was filed for possession of child pornography. After a bench trial, Koch was found guilty on July 6, 2009.
This case was prosecuted in the United States Attorney’s Office in the Southern District
of Iowa. This investigation was conducted by the Iowa Department of Criminal Investigations,the Iowa Crimes Against Children task force, and the Iowa City Police Department.