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Grundy Center man charged with possessing child pornography


GRUNDY CENTER (KWWL) -- Ricky Patten, from Grundy Center, has been charged with one count of possessing child pornography.

If convicted, Patten faces a possible maximum sentence of 10 years' imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a $100 special assessment, and up to life on supervised release following any imprisonment.

Patten appeared on September 20 in federal court in Cedar Rapids and was held without bond.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by United States Attorneys' Offices and the Criminal Division's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS), Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to better locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit


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