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      Iowa babysitter sentenced for production of child pornography

      In March, 33-year-old Aaron Dean Norton of Fort Madison, Iowa, pleaded guilty to the charge of production of child pornography. As part of the guilty plea proceedings, Norton admitted that between April 14 and April 20, 2010, he photographed himself sexually abusing a four-year-old child he was babysitting.

      On Monday, Aaron Dean Norton, 33, of Fort Madison, Iowa, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge John A. Jarvey to 360 months imprisonment for producing child pornography. Judge Jarvey also ordered Norton to serve 20 years of supervised release following the imprisonment.

      ??The prosecution of child sexual predators is a top priority of the United States Department of Justice and this office will aggressively pursue all child pornography cases, with a special emphasis on those who produce pornography with innocent children,?? U.S. Attorney Klinefeldt said in a statement to our sister station KTVO in Kirksvillle. ??I commend the Iowa Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force and the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation for their outstanding work on this difficult case.??

      The case was investigated by the Iowa Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force and the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, and the case was prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney??s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.