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Osceola man charged with child-porn offenders

Published: Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013 9:29 a.m. CST • Updated: Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013 8:55 a.m. CST

Enrique Guzman of Osceola was sentenced to 80 months in prison after an investigation in child pornography crimes.

Nicholas A. Klinefeldt, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Iowa, announced the conclusion of a multi-agency investigation of Internet-related child pornography crimes in the Southern District of Iowa.

The investigation, spearheaded by Homeland Security Investigations in Des Moines, centered on the trading of child pornography pictures and videos on peer-to-peer file-sharing networks.

Five defendants, including Guzman, were charged and convicted in separate prosecutions. The other four defendants and their sentences were:

• Francisco Zayas of Marshalltown, 240 months

• Monroe Wardlow of Grinnell, 96 months

• William Trimble Jr. of Albia, 60 months

• Michael Hanold of Creston, 48 months

After serving their terms of imprisonment, each defendant will be required to serve a term of supervised release of at least five years and to register as a sex offender.

Other law-enforcement agencies assisting with the operation included Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation and Iowa police departments of Albia, Creston, Grinnell, Marshalltown and Osceola.

The cases were prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa as part of its “Project Safe Childhood” initiative.

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