Man Sentenced to 13 Years on Child Pornography Charge

Orange City, Iowa — A Hawarden man who authorities say distributed child pornography has been sentenced to thirteen years in federal prison.
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The US Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Iowa says that 33-year-old James Ney of Hawarden received the sentence after a February guilty plea to one count of distribution of child pornography. At the guilty plea hearing, Ney admitted that, in 2013, he distributed child pornography to others.

Ney was sentenced to 156 months’ imprisonment. A special assessment of $100 was imposed, and he must also serve a five-year term of supervised release. He must comply with all sex offender registration and public notification requirements.

The case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse.

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