Authorities in western Iowa said Monday (today), a Montgomery County man was sentenced last week on Child Pornography charges. 61-year old Mark A. Yeager, of rural Emerson,, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Stephanie Rose to 36 months in prison for possession of child pornography. Yeager was ordered to serve 10 years of supervised release following his prison term and to pay $100 to the Crime Victims’ Fund.
According to court documents, Yeager pled guilty to the charge on September 1, 2015. In a plea agreement, on April 16th, 2014, investigators seized several computers and items of computer paraphernalia from Yeager’s residence. A forensic examination revealed images of child pornography on a thumb-drive seized from Yeager’s home.
The matter was investigated by the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, Iowa Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, and the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office. The case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.