COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa – On February 28, 2020, United States
District Court Chief Judge John A. Jarvey sentenced Jason Eric Leinen, age 46,
of Council Bluffs, to 97 months in prison for possession of child pornography,
announced United States Attorney Marc Krickbaum. Leinen was ordered to serve
five years of supervised release to follow his prison term, pay $500 in
restitution to each victim seeking restitution, and to comply with sex offender
registry requirements upon release.
The investigation began in April 2018, when a Pottawattamie
County Sheriff’s Department Deputy was working undercover investigating users
sharing child pornography on a peer-to-peer file sharing network. The program
identified an IP address sharing known images and videos of child pornography.
A search warrant was executed on Leinen’s residence and a desktop drive and PC
were seized. The forensic exam produced numerous links to the peer-to-peer file
sharing networks, child erotica, and child pornography.
This matter was investigated by the Pottawattamie County
Sheriff’s Department and the Council Bluffs Police Department. The case was
prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of