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Rock Rapids man sentenced in childhood porn case

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ROCK RAPIDS, Iowa -- A Rock Rapids man who distributed child pornography, was a drug user in possession of a firearm and destroyed evidence was sentenced July 3 to 66 months in federal prison.

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Lennon Slade, age 27, of Rock Rapids, Iowa, received the sentence after a Feb. 14 guilty plea to one count of distribution of child pornography and one count of destruction of evidence, and a May 30, 2012, guilty plea to one count of being a drug user in possession of a firearm. At the guilty pleas, Slade admitted that he distributed child pornography, that he was a drug user in possession of a firearm, and that he destroyed evidence when officers were attempting to execute a search warrant at his house.

Slade was sentenced in Sioux City, Iowa, by United States District Court Judge Mark Bennett. In addition to 66 months imprisonment, a special assessment of $300 was imposed, and Slade must also serve a five-year term of supervised release. He must comply with all sex offender registration and public notification requirements.

This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Forde Fairchild and Mark Tremmel and was investigated by the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Lyon County Sheriff's Office.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse.Project Safe Childhood marshals, federal, state and local resources to locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who sexually exploit children, and to identify and rescue victims.

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