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Former Iowa City Psychologist Sentenced on Child Porn Charges

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Iowa City (KWWL) -- A former Iowa City psychologist has been sentenced to 10 years on federal child pornography charges.

On April 15, 2008, Iowa City Police were called to Neo Computers in Iowa City to investigate a report of child pornography found on a customer's computer. During the investigation, police found that Howard Weinberg was the owner of the computer in question.  Employees of Neo Computers told police that the computer was brought in for repair with a possible damaged hard drive. The normal practice and procedure at Neo Computers was for the information to be extracted from the damaged hard drive onto a computer owned by Neo Computers. This information would then be transferred to a new hard drive and replaced back into the customer's computer. 

While doing that work, employees found numerous images they believed to be child pornography.  Police viewed a sample of the images and found several photographs to be of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct.

Iowa City Police obtained a second search warrant for Howard Weinberg's residence in Iowa City. On April 16, 2008, officers seized numerous computers, hard drives, peripheral equipment, flash drives, cameras, Ipods, CDs and DVDs, computer equipment and documents. 

Weinberg will also be required to spend ten years on supervised release following his prison time.

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