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Cedar Rapids man charged with possessing child pornography

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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -- A Cedar Rapids man is facing federal charges after police say they found him in possession of child pornography.

Thomas Stevenson, 51, is charged with one count of Possession of Child Pornography.

Officials say that on or about December 21, 2009, Stevenson had pictures of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct stored on an external computer hard drive.

Stevenson faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine, a $100 special assessment, and at least five years of supervised release if convicted.

He was released on bond after his court appearance on Thursday.  Stevenson's next court appearance is set for September 13, 2010.

This case was investigated by the Cedar Rapids Police Department and the Iowa Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

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