Chad Moyle, age 37, from Sioux City, Iowan, admitted to possessing over 1,600 images of child pornography from December 2018, through February 2019. Moyle primarily utilized a smart phone and the instant messaging mobile app Kik to receive and possess the images depicting minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct. These images included depictions involving prepubescent minors or minors who had not attained 12 years of age.
Moyle was sentenced in Sioux City by United States District Court Chief Judge Leonard T. Strand to 132 months’ imprisonment. He must also serve a term of supervised release after the prison term of at least 5 years, up to life. There is no parole in the federal system. Moyle remains in custody of the United States Marshal’s until he can be transported to a federal prison.
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. Led by the United States Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, 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. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.usdoj.gov/psc
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The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Kraig R. Hamit and was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigations.
Outcome: Defendant was sentenced to 11 years in prison.