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Former Iowa Firefighter Sentenced To 8 Years In Prison For Transportation Of Child Porn

An Iowa man was sentenced yesterday to eight years in federal prison for the transportation of child pornography.
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An Iowa man was sentenced yesterday to eight years in federal prison for the transportation of child pornography.

According to court documents, James Dean Gathercole, age 55, of West Des Moines, knowingly uploaded an image of child pornography to a 72-member Internet group chat room in May 2020.

Gathercole also knowingly possessed at least five videos and two images of child pornography on his cellular phone in September 2020.

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As recently as 2020, Gathercole was employed as a firefighter at departments in the Des Moines metro area.

In addition to his term of imprisonment, Gathercole was ordered to serve a term of supervised release of seven years and pay a total of $40,000 in fines and a $100 special assessment.

U.S. Attorney Richard D. Westphal of the Southern District of Iowa made the announcement. Homeland Security Investigations investigated the case.

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