Kalona man sentenced for child pornography

A Kalona man with a history of sex crimes has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for creating and storing child pornography, federal officials said.

Jackson Yaro Young, 22, was sentenced Tuesday (12/29) after investigators found photos and videos of child pornography on his phone. Investigators also found that he had coerced several minors into sexually explicit conduct, according to a release from the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Iowa.

In October 2017, Young pleaded guilty to third-degree sexual abuse for having sex with a child who was between 12 and 13. He was 19 at the time. He was sentenced to five years probation and ordered to complete a treatment program for sex offenders.

Young violated his probation in 2018 by carrying a smartphone, which he was prohibited from having, after he sent sexually explicit images of himself to an adult woman while in sex treatment.

After serving his current sentence, Young will be on 10 years of supervised release.


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