Mt. Pleasant man gets 15 years for child pornography

Joel Allen Corder (Henry County Sheriff's Office)

A federal judge has sentenced a Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, man to 15 years in prison on child pornography charges.

In August, Joel Allen Corder, pleaded guilty to receiving and possessing child pornography.

According to the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Iowa, the investigation began in October 2016, when an internet company notified the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children that “twistedmind31,” a name used by Corder, attempted to send four images child pornography to another person.

On December 20, 2016, officers met with Corder to discuss the child pornography investigation. Corder’s cellular phone was seized and subsequently examined.

The examiner recovered 638 images containing child pornography.

In addition to the child pornography, the examiner found a series of KIK chats containing sexual content between Corder and an 11-year-old female who lived in Texas. In an interview, Corder admitted in 2016 he began receiving and possessing child pornography.

Corder admitted he communicated with an 11-year-old female through KIK messenger and asked her to send nude photographs of herself on more than one occasion. The victim sent pictures of her exposed genitalia as requested, which he then stored on his cellular phone.

Corder will be required to register as a sex offender after his release.

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