Two Northwest Iowa men have been sentenced to federal prison in separate cases on child pornography charges.
Federal prosecutors say 28 year old Justin Funck of Spencer will serve 5 years and 5 months for one count of receiving child pornography.
Funck admitted that, between April 2009 and May 2009, he downloaded child pornography using the Internet.
In a separate case, 59 year old Charles Melchert of Humboldt received a five year sentence for one count of receiving child pornography.
Melchert admitted that, between October 2008 and July 2010, he downloaded child pornography using the Internet.
The cases were brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse.