May 19, 3:52 PM EDT

Mason City man pleads guilty to possession of child porn


CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) -- A 46-year-old Mason City man has pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography.

Federal prosecutors say Jeffery Landheer entered the plea Friday in a Cedar Rapids federal courtroom.

Investigators say Landheer admitted during the plea hearing that he knowingly possessed child pornography on a computer hard drive between 2009 and 2016.

Sentencing will be set at a later date. Landheer was taken into custody by U.S. Marshals following his plea and will remain in custody pending sentencing. Landheer faces up to 20 years in federal prison when he's sentenced.

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