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NE Iowa man sentenced to 17-years in Federal Prison on Child Pornography charge


April 3rd, 2024 by Ric Hanson

DAVENPORT, Iowa – A man from northeast Iowa was sentenced last week to serve 17-years in Federal prison, for receiving child pornography. The U-S Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa, says public court documents and evidence presented at sentencing, proved 49-year-old Corey Lester Schlemme, of Oxford, set up multiple Facebook accounts under various names to send and receive child pornography. After receiving a cybertip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, a subsequent search of Schlemme’s Oxford residence confirmed that he was sending and receiving child pornography.

Review of seized evidence also determined that Schlemme represented himself as a minor female in fraudulent Facebook accounts to persuade a minor victim to produce and send him child pornography. Over the course of nine months, Schlemme exchanged thousands of messages with the minor and solicited numerous videos and images of the minor engaged in sexually explicit acts. At the time of this investigation, Schlemme was a coach for the Clear Creek Amana School District.

After completing his term of imprisonment, Schlemme will be required to serve five years of supervised release. There is no parole in the federal system. Schlemme was also ordered to pay a special assessment of $5,000.00.

The case was investigated by the Johnson County Joint Forensic Analysis Cyber Team, with assistance from the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, the Department of Homeland Security, and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

The case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice. Led by U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and the Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit https://www.justice.gov/psc.

For information about internet safety education, please visit www.usdoj.gov/psc and click on the resources tab.