Davenport man sentenced to prison for child pornography, firearm charges

Davenport man sentenced to federal prison for production of child pornography and felon in possession of firearm.
Published: Jan. 26, 2023 at 5:28 PM CST
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DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) - A Davenport man was sentenced Monday to 27 and a half years in federal prison for the production of child pornography, possession of child pornography, and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Juan Dontae Shelton, 39, was found guilty of these charges following jury trials on Aug. 8 and 15, 2022, according to court documents. Following his prison term, Shelton was ordered to serve a seven-year term of supervised release.

According to trial testimony, multiple witnesses identified Shelton’s vehicle as being involved in a June 1, 2021, hit-and-run accident in Davenport. One witness told law enforcement that Sheldon was arguing with passengers in the car when he got out and retrieved a rifle and body armor from the trunk. Shelton then got back into the vehicle and left the scene.

Officers say they soon found Shelton’s vehicle and conducted a traffic stop.

Officers found three firearms, one of which was stolen, and methamphetamine and marijuana, all belonging to Shelton. Officers also say Shelton’s fingerprints were found on the rifle and on the magazine of one of the other firearms.

Upon further investigation, officers say Shelton was found to be in possession of multiple child pornography videos on his phone that included him recording himself with a minor engaging in sexual acts.

United States Attorney Richard D. Westphal of the Southern District of Iowa made the announcement. The Davenport Police Department’s Tactical Operations Bureau investigated the case.