Iowa man gets 120 years in federal prison for producing child pornography

Timothy Zollman photo from Iowa Sex Offenders Registry

Timothy Zollman photo from Iowa Sex Offenders Registry

DES MOINES, Iowa — An Iowa man was sentenced to 120 years in federal prison on September 8, 2016, for two counts of production of child pornography, says U.S. Attorney Kevin VanderSchel.

Evidence at sentencing showed Timothy Zollman, 31, of Van Wert, sexually assaulted and exploited 10 prepubescent girl and video recorded the assaults. Zollman’s sentence was enhanced because he committed the crimes while he was listed on the Iowa Sex Offender Registry for a prior conviction.

“The evidence in this case showed Timothy Zollman is a dangerous predator. He was brought to justice because one of his victims, a young girl, was brave enough to report his criminal actions. The significant term of incarceration Zollman will serve is appropriate and necessary to protect the public and other potential victims,” said VanderSchel.