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Date: 10-28-2020

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United States of America v. Edward Lee Raiburn

Case Number: 4:19-cr-00206-RGE-HCA

Judge: Rebecca Goodgame Ebinger

Court: United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa (Polk County)

Plaintiff's Attorney: United States District Attorney’s Office, Des Moines, Iowa

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Description: Des Moines, Iowa production of child porn criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with production of child pornography.

Edward Lee Raiburn, age 38, formerly of Southern Oklahoma, was charged with one count of production of child pornography

During the early summer of 2019, Raiburn sexually abused a child victim in Oklahoma.

In August 2019, Raiburn traveled on multiple occasions from Oklahoma to the Des Moines metro with a motivating purpose of engaging in illicit sexual conduct with the same child. Multiple times in August 2019, Raiburn requested the child take sexually explicit “selfie” photos. The child did so and, as requested, sent those sexually explicit photos to Raiburn via cellular phone.

This case was investigated by the Iowa DCI’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, Des Moines Police Department, Polk County Attorney’s Office, Durant (Oklahoma) Police Department, and the FBI Child Exploitation Task Force. The case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.

SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF CHILDREN 18:2251(a), 2251(e) Production of Child Pornography

Outcome: Defendant was sentenced to the custody of the BOP for a term of 360 months on Count 2. Upon release, Defendant shall serve a supervised release term of 7 years. $100 Special Assessment to the Crime Victims' Fund Assessment. Court orders the payment of restitution in the amount of $6,471.95 to the Iowa Crime Victim Compensation Program. The Court waives interest on restitution.

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