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Man charged after allegedly sexually exploiting a child

John Hunt, 34, of Cedar Rapids was charged with sexual exploitation of a child, possession of child pornography, and extortion. The Indictment that was filed on July 26th, alleged that between 2015 and 2017, Hunt produced sexual depictions of a child, possessed child pornography on four different devices, and sent communications containing threats to distribute sexually explicit depictions.

If convicted, Hunt faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years imprisonment, and a possible maximum sentence of 112 years imprisonment, a $1,500,000 fine, $25,6000 in special assessments, and at least five years up to life on supervised release following any imprisonment.

Hunt appeared in court on Wednesday and his next appearance for trial is set for October 1, 2018.

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