Monticello Man Faces Child Pornography Charge

A Monticello man has been charged with child pornography.

42-year old Greg Stephen faces one count of knowingly transporting child pornography across state lines.

The complaint alleges that in January, Stephen transported a recording device containing child pornography from Illinois to Iowa.  The recording device allegedly contained video clips believed to depict young, non-adult males disrobing. Based on the investigation, the boys do not appear to be aware they were being recorded.

If convicted, Stephen faces a mandatory minimum sentence of five years’ imprisonment and a possible maximum sentence of twenty years’ imprisonment, along with a $250,000 fine.

Stephen appeared Tuesday in federal court in Cedar Rapids and was held without bond.  His next appearance for a preliminary hearing and detention hearing is set for Thursday.