2 men sentenced to prison in Iowa for child porn offenses

October 16, 2019

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — Federal officials in Iowa say two men have been sentenced to prison in a child pornography case.

Federal prosecutors for Iowa say 39-year-old Brian Lee Rhodes was sentenced to 30 years in prison on each of three counts of coercion and enticement of a minor and 20 years in prison for distribution of child pornography. The sentences will run at the same time. Also sentenced Wednesday was 46-year-old Jeremy Eugene Jameson. He received nearly three years for access with intent to view child pornography.

Officials say the case began last year when a concerned parent reported to Creston police an inappropriate conversation she found on her 11 year-old daughter’s Facebook account with Rhodes. Investigators then found conversations in which Rhodes asked other minors to send him inappropriate images and videos. Officials say Jameson received one of those images from Rhodes.