Arrest

HAWARDEN—A 44-year-old Hawarden man has been arrested for possession of child pornography.

The arrest of Joseph Brett Reed stemmed from a woman who came into the Hawarden Police Department to show law enforcement images of Reed’s phone on Tuesday, June 25.

The woman earlier reported she had observed child pornography on Reed’s cellular phone.

She captured image of the pornography on her phone, snapping them while Reed was away from his phone.

The images were of nine different girls, approximately under the age of 13, in sexual acts or simulations thereof.

She also brought Reed’s phone to the police department and it was confirmed that it was the same phone that she had taken the pictures from.

Reed’s images were in the download section of his phone, which indicate he had knowledge that he was downloading them to his device.

The children in the photographs are unknown.

Reed was arrested about 12:30 p.m. Tuesday.