A Lost Nation man has been sentenced to federal prison on child pornography charges.

Jason Tyler Potter, 24, was sentenced last week to 188 months in federal prison for receiving and distributing child pornography. The sentence was announced Friday by United States Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt.

Chief Judge James E. Gritzner also ordered Potter to serve a 10-year term of supervised release following his incarceration and pay an assessment of $100 to Crime Victims Fund.

On November 19, 2010, the Scott County Sheriff’s Office, while conducting a peer to peer (P2P) undercover investigation of trafficking in child pornography, identified an Internet protocol (IP) address with child pornography available for download via file-sharing software.

Deputies downloaded seven child pornography videos from this suspect.

The IP address was thereafter linked with Potter’s residence in Lost Nation and a search warrant was executed on January 28, 2011. After waiving his Miranda rights, Potter admitted that he was involved in searching for child pornography on the Internet. Analysis of Potter’s computer revealed numerous child pornography images and videos.

This investigation was conducted by the Scott County, Iowa, Sheriff’s Office, the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office, the DeWitt Police Department, the Davenport Police Department, and the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force. The case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.