Department of Justice
United States Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt
Southern District of Iowa
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 14, 2010
Ladora Man Sentenced For Attempted Enticement of Minor and Distribution of Child Pornography
DAVENPORT, IA- On December 10, 2010, Darrell Duane Ward, 53, of Ladora, Iowa, was sentenced to 121 months of imprisonment for one count of Attempted Enticement of a
Minor to Engage in Illicit Sexual Activities, and 121 months of imprisonment for one count of distributing child pornography, with those sentences to run concurrently, announced United States Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt. Ward entered a guilty plea to the charges on June 22,
2010. United States District Judge John A. Jarvey also ordered that Ward serve a term of supervised release of eight years following his imprisonment and pay an assessment of $200 to
Crime Victims Fund.
The case was based on an online undercover investigation by an officer of the Iowa
Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) task force, who logged on to an “Iowa” chat room available through Yahoo! Instant messenger. In an undercover capacity as “Jenny”, a 13-yearold girl from Clinton, the officer met Ward. During on-line chats that became increasingly sexual in nature at Ward’s instigation, Ward sent sexually explicit images of himself to the undercover officer. Ward also sent a link to a video containing child pornography. Ward was arrested on October 1, 2009, when he attempted to meet “Jenny” in Clinton.
This investigation was conducted by the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office, the Clinton
Police Department, the DeWitt Police Department, the Iowa County Sheriff’s Office, and the
ICAC, and was prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.