76-year-old Iowan convicted in child porn case

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — A 76-year-old Iowa man has been convicted of enticing boys into sexual behavior so he could create child pornography.

A federal jury in Cedar Rapids also found Benton Stong guilty of four counts of possessing child pornography. The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier says (http://bit.ly/15lAo18 ) Stong was convicted last week, after a day of testimony and arguments.

Prosecutors say that in June and July last year, four boys, ages 10 through 12, spent time and stayed overnight at Stong’s apartment in Oran, where he ran a computer repair business.

Fayette County sheriff’s deputies searched Stong’s home at the behest of some of the boys’ parents. The deputies found child pornography, including videos of the boys.

State charges in the case were dismissed this past June when Stong was indicted in federal court.

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Information from: Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, http://www.wcfcourier.com

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