United States Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Iowa
United States Attorney Stephanie M. Rose
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 13, 2010 Cedar Rapids, Iowa
CEDAR RAPIDS MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO POSSESSING CHILD PORNOGRAPHY
A man who possessed computer images of child pornography pled guilty October 12, 2010, in federal court in Cedar Rapids.
John Thomas Dolehide, age 26, from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, was convicted of two counts of possession of child pornography.
In a plea agreement, Dolehide admitted that, on June 17 and July 9, 2009, he possessed computer images of child pornography at his home in Cedar Rapids. Among the images were more than 10 videos of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct. The images included prepubescent minors engaged in sadistic sexual conduct, including bondage.
Sentencing before United States District Court Chief Judge Linda R. Reade will be set after a presentence report is prepared. Dolehide was released on bond pending sentencing. Dolehide’s bond conditions include GPS monitoring and a curfew. Dolehide faces a possible maximum sentence of 20 years’ imprisonment, a $500,000 fine, a $200 special assessment, and 5 years to life of supervised release following any imprisonment. Dolehide will also be required to register as a sex offender.
The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Peter Deegan and was investigated by the Marion Police Department and the Iowa Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.