West Des Moines Man Faces 44 Years in Prison for Child Pornography

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa - A West Des Moines man is facing nearly 50 years in prison.

22 year-old Michael Phelps pleaded guilty in July to multiple charges involving child pornography.

Court records indicate that in 2018, Phelps was in possession of explicit photos and videos depicting minors performing illicit acts with adults. He then transmitted the material to others.

He was sentenced this morning to 44 years in prison.

(Photo from the Polk County Sheriff's Office)

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