Joplin Man Sentenced to 10 Years for Child Pornography
A 25-year old man from Joplin, MO was recently sentenced in federal court for receiving and distributing child pornography over the internet.
The U.S. Attorney's Office says 25-year old Daniel Shawn Rehman was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison without parole. He was also sentenced to 15 years of supervised release following incarceration.
On March 6, 2019, Rehman reportedly pleaded guilty to receiving and distributing child pornography over the internet.
According to court documents, the website Tumbler reported to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children that Rehman had uploaded multiple files of child pornography. Law enforcement officers executed a search warrant at Rehman’s apartment on November 7, 2018.
Officers reportedly seized multiple devices belonging to Rehman’s, including a cell phone, which contained child pornography and a significant amount of child pornography anime.
There were also multiple images that depicted violence and racial hatred; for example, Rehman created an image where he is wearing a Nazi officer’s hat in front of a large pile of dead bodies. In another image, a cartoon character duck is depicted with a caption bubble stating, “When you trick the autistic kid into raping the girl with Down syndrome you record it, sell the video to a local pedophile and use the profit to buy guns to shoot up the school.”
Inside Rehman’s apartment, officers found a green flag hung on one of the apartment walls, which he told them was a flag for Pakistani Nazis. In the kitchen, above the cabinets, officers found a German Nazi officer’s hat. A Ruger handgun was found inside a metal ammunition can, along with more than 300 rounds of ammunition.
Rehman admitted to officers that he had been viewing child pornography for several years, and that he had downloaded and possessed images of child pornography of children as young as infants.