GREENE – A sex offender from Greene has pleaded to a federal child porn charge.
David Paul Myers, 54, faces up 15 to 40 years in prison after pleading to receipt of child pornography on Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Cedar Rapids. Sentencing will be at a later date.
Officials with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children received a tip from a social networking site that Myers and another person were exchanging child porn images in March 2014, court records say.
Agents with the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation searched Myers’ home in January 2015 and found electronic devices – including a Toshiba laptop, a RCA tablet and a CD entitled “Hot Young Lads Vol. 2” – that contained at least 15 child porn images and at least 20 videos.
A grand jury indicted Myers in October 2017.
Myers has third-degree sex abuse convictions out of Floyd and Butler counties from 1998. The charges stem from incidents involving children, according to his sex offender registration.