United States Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Iowa
United States Attorney Stephanie M. Rose
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 1, 2010 Cedar Rapids, Iowa
SIOUX CITY MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO PRODUCING CHILD PORNOGRAPHY
A man who produced videotapes of child pornography pled guilty on October 25, 2010, in federal court in Sioux City.
Kevin McManaman, age 44, from Sioux City, Iowa, was convicted of two counts of producing child pornography.
At the plea hearing, McManaman admitted that, between 1997 and 2008, he made pornographic videotapes of minors. McManaman is already in federal prison for methamphetamine and firearm charges.
Sentencing before United States District Court Judge Mark W. Bennett will be set after a presentence report is prepared. McManaman remains in custody of the United States Marshal pending sentencing. McManaman faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years’ imprisonment and a possible maximum sentence of 60 years’ imprisonment, $500,000 in fines, $200 in special assessments, and at least 5 years and up to life on supervised release following any imprisonment. He also will be required to register as a sex offender.
This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Mark Tremmel and was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation.
This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by United States Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS), Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to better locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov.