Mount Pleasant Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Child Pornography Charges

DAVENPORT, Iowa – Victor Alberto Elias Rodriguez, age 40, of Mount Pleasant, was
sentenced Wednesday, June 1, 2022, to 342 months in prison for Production of Child
Pornography. Elias Rodriguez was also ordered to serve ten years of supervised release following
his imprisonment and was assessed a $100 Special Assessment immediately payable to the Crime
Victims Fund.
According to court documents, officers initiated an investigation into Elias Rodriguez
after receiving information regarding his possible sexual abuse of a minor female. The
investigation revealed that Elias Rodriguez had been sexually assaulting the minor victim from
the age of five, up to this incident when the victim was seventeen years old. In addition, Elias
Rodriguez took a video of the sexual assault with his cell phone. On January 21, 2022, Elias
Rodriguez pleaded guilty to the one-count Indictment.
U.S. Attorney Richard D. Westphal of the Southern District of Iowa made the
announcement. This case was investigated by the Homeland Security Investigations.
This case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District
of Iowa as part of the U.S. Department of Justice’s “Project Safe Childhood” initiative, which
was started in 2006 as a nation-wide effort to combine law enforcement investigations and
prosecutions, community action, and public awareness in order to reduce the incidence of sexual
exploitation of children. Any persons having knowledge of a child being sexually abused are
encouraged to call the Iowa Sexual Abuse Hotline at 1-800-284-7821