A Kalona man has been indicted by the Federal Government with child pornography charges. In March, registered sex offender 20-year-old Jackson Young of Kalona was arrested by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office after he made contact with a child under the age of 13. An investigator searched and reviewed Young’s mobile devices and found that he possessed obscene materials of several children. Upon discovering the materials, the Sheriff’s Office and County Attorney’s Office referred the case to the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, Federal Bureau of Investigation and the U.S. Attorney’s Office. On June 11th, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa issued an arrest warrant for Young. He’s been charged with production of child pornography, receiving child pornography, possession of child pornography, and transfer of obscene material. He’s been in the Washington County Jail since March 28th and is now being transferred to federal custody.

In March he’d been charged locally with two counts of telephone dissemination of obscene material to a minor, sexual exploitation of a minor, and two counts of failure to comply with the sex offender registry. In 2017, he filed a guilty plea for sexual abuse in the third degree in Linn County and the victim was under the age of 13 years old.