CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — A Cedar Rapids man who sexually exploited two girls and committed child pornography offenses was convicted by a jury Wednesday after a two-and-a-half-day trial in federal court here.
Nathan Nosley, 30, of Cedar Rapids was convicted of sexual exploitation of children, distribution of child pornography, receipt of child pornography, three counts of possession of child pornography and accessing child pornography.
According to a statement issued by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Iowa, evidence in the trial proved that Nosley “persuaded, induced, and enticed two girls to produce and send him pornographic images of themselves” between 2018 and 2020.
Nosley also distributed child pornography to others, used cell phone apps to receive child pornography, used a cell phone to access child pornography and possessed child pornography on a cell phone, on a memory card and in an email account, the statement said.
Sentencing before U.S. District Court Judge C. J. Williams will follow a presentence report. Nosley remains in custody of the U.S. Marshal pending sentencing. He faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years’ imprisonment and a possible maximum sentence of 150 years’ imprisonment, a $1,750,000 fine, $188,700 in special assessments and supervised release for five years to life following any imprisonment.
This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Mark Tremmel and was investigated by the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, Homeland Security Investigations, the Iowa State Patrol and the Marion Police Department.
This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the U.S. Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by the U.S. 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, visit the Project Safe Childhood website. For more information about Internet safety education, please visit www.usdoj.gov/psc and click on the tab “resources.”