Minton Man Sentenced to Prison for Distributing Child Pornography

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DAVENPORT – On Wednesday, July 28, 2021, a Minton man was sentenced by United States District Court Chief Judge John A. Jarvey to 80 months in federal prison for distributing child pornography.

According to court documents, Joshua Emil Sullivan, age 46, admitted to distributing child pornography over the internet. After Sullivan’s term of imprisonment, he will be required to serve a term of supervised release of five years and register as a sex offender.

Acting United States Attorney Richard D. Westphal of the Southern District of Iowa made the announcement. The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

This case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa as part of the U.S. Department of Justice’s “Project Safe Childhood” initiative, which was started in 2006 as a nation-wide effort to combine law enforcement investigations and prosecutions, community action, and public awareness to reduce the incidence of sexual exploitation of children. Any persons having knowledge of a child being sexually abused are encouraged to call the Iowa Sexual Abuse Hotline at 1-800-284-7821.

The Department of Justice is remaining vigilant in detecting, investigating, and prosecuting wrongdoing related to the crisis. 


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