Clarion man pleads guilty to receiving child pornography.

A Clarion man pleaded guilty to receiving child pornography Thursday in U.S. Federal Court in Cedar Rapids. 24-year-old Jonathan Sebert was convicted of one count of receipt of child pornography. During the plea hearing, Sebert admitted that between 2012 and 2015, he knowingly received child pornography. Sebert faces a mandatory minimum sentence of five years imprisonment and a possible maximum sentence of 20 years imprisonment along with a fine $250,000, a $100 special assessment and supervised release for five years to life following any imprisonment. A sentencing date for Sebert will be set after a pre-sentence report is prepared. Sebert remains in custody of the United States Marshal pending sentencing. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Mark Tremmel. The Wright County Sheriff’s Department and Mason City Police assisted in the investigation. The case was brought as a part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May,2006 by the U.S.Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse.