U.S. Attorney's Office
Southern District of Iowa
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September 15, 2015

Federal Court Sentences Burlington Man for Production of Child Pornography

DAVENPORT, IA—On September 14, 2015, Jeffrey David Rogers, age 49, of Burlington, Iowa, was sentenced by Senior United States District Court Judge James E. Gritzner to 210 months in prison on the charge of production of child pornography, announced United States Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt. Rogers was also ordered to serve ten years of supervised release following the period of imprisonment, to comply with sex offender registry requirements, and to pay $100 towards the Crime Victims Fund.

Burlington, Iowa, police officers seized Rogers’ cell phone in August of 2014 after receiving information that it contained child pornography. Rogers’ cell phone was forensically examined, and the forensic examiner concluded that the phone contained several pornographic photographs of a child, later determined to be a 4 year-old female. Rogers admitted taking these pictures while he was babysitting the victim.

Rogers pleaded guilty to the charge of production of child pornography on May 26, 2015.

This matter was investigated by the Burlington, Iowa, Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa as part of the Project Safe Childhood initiative.

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