Former Clarinda, Iowa Resident Sentenced to 48 Months for Possession of Child Pornography

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March 13th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The U-S Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa reports a former Page County man was sentenced to four-years in prison for possessing child pornography. 49-year old John R. Clark, of Clarinda, will serve the 48 month term consecutively with a sentence Clark is currently serving in Florida, for Lewd and Lascivious Act on a Child. The 48 month sentence was imposed by United States District Judge John Jarvey, who also ordered Clark to serve a ten year term of supervised release following incarceration.

 On November 1, 2012, Clark pled guilty to a charge of Possession of Child Pornography. The investigation showed that he was receiving images of child pornography over the internet. At the time of his guilty plea, Clark admitted that, on May 7th, 2009, he had images on his home computer that depicted minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct.
The investigation was conducted by the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation and the Department of Homeland Security and was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.