A man from the state of Iowa who requested pictures and sent images to underage girls through the social media app Snapchat has been handed his fate, and to be honest, he’s getting off way, way too easy. The man, Jacob John Preuschl, 28, from the city of North Liberty, was sentenced to 25 years in prison on charges of production of child pornography and the transfer of obscene material to minors. This man is absolutely disgusting in every possible way. If this were a just world, Preuschl would probably get a much more severe punishment. Like death for example.
According to TheBlaze, Preuschl was also ordered to pay $10,000 under the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act and an additional $3,000 under the Amy, Vicky, and Andy Child Pornography Victim Assistance Act, which is the bare minimum amount the court can order.
Preuschl is also required to spend seven years on supervised release after his prison sentence is up. Let’s be honest. This monster doesn’t deserve to ever walk the streets as a free man again. What he did is beyond horrific. There’s little doubt he’s caused these young girls a great deal of psychological harm that they probably will not be able to recover from. It will take years of therapy for them to work through this, not to mention the hell that will be unleashed in their lives if their peers find out what happened.
“Authorities were alerted to the activities of Preuschl after the parent of an underage victim called the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children tip line. The parent found sexually explicit content between the young girl and the man on the child’s cell phone,” TheBlaze reported.
The report explained that, “Preuschl came into contact with the victim through Snapchat and asked for nude images and videos of the child during a period of speaking with her for four months. The man also sent the victim images of his genitals. Authorities found after seizing his cell phone that Preuschl had been communicating with several other minor females via Snapchat, noting that he had acquired child pornography via Telegram, another communication and file-sharing app.”
“The NCMEC notified Nashville law enforcement, who then identified the man and referred the situation to Iowa law enforcement. The Joint Forensic Analysis Cyber Team and the Nashville Police Department investigated the case,” the report continued.
Preuschl is actually the second man in Iowa to receive a sentence for child pornography in a single week. A man hailing from Des Moines was handed a 20 year prison sentence for knowingly being the recipient of child porn.
Both of the cases mentioned in the report were prosecuted under an initiative known as Project Safe Childhood, which was started by the Justice Department back in 2006 with the intention to “combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse.”
Richard D. Westphal, a U.S. Attorney, made the announcements concerning the cases, the former being the result of several years of joint investigations between different law enforcement agencies over the course of numerous years.