Western Iowa man sentenced to prison for child pornography

April 4, 2019

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — A western Iowa man has been sentenced to more than eight years in federal prison for having child pornography.

Federal prosecutors for Iowa say 68-year-old Salvatore Lawrence Bruno was sentenced Wednesday in Council Bluffs to 97 months in prison for a count of possession of child pornography.

Prosecutors say a child told officials in January 2018 that Bruno had shown him or her child pornography. Council Bluffs police conducted a search of Bruno’s home and found a computer hard drive and memory card that contained over 5,700 images of child pornography. Bruno pleaded guilty to this charge in November 2018.