UPDATE: The City of East Moline responded Thursday to the arrest of East Moline firefighter Kyle Duprey with the following statement:
“On November 16th, 2022, the East Moline Police Department and East Moline Fire Department were advised about a criminal investigation involving East Moline Firefighter Kyle Duprey that was being conducted by the Iowa Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and the Scott County Sheriff’s Department. It was also advised that Duprey was arrested on this date by the Scott County Sheriff’s Department on criminal charges for 3 felony counts of Sexual Exploitation of a Minor – Promotes Materials.
“The City of East Moline takes these criminal accusations very seriously and has been and will continue to cooperate with the investigation.
“Fire Chief Rob DeFrance has placed Duprey on administrative leave at this time as there is reason to believe Duprey may have violated criminal law along with department policy and standards. There will be a full internal investigation conducted into this incident at the appropriate time.“
EARLIER UPDATE: A 35-year-old LeClaire man faces multiple charges after police allege he had child pornography.
According to Scott County Jail records and a Davenport Police news release, on Nov. 4 the Scott County Sheriff’s Office received a CyberTip from the Iowa ICAC (Internet Crimes Against Children) Task Force.
An investigation began, and Kyle Daniel DuPrey was developed as the suspect. Through the investigation, evidence was obtained for criminal charges against DuPrey for “possessing and promoting” child pornography, the release says.
On Wednesday, Nov. 16, DuPrey was arrested, booked into Scott County Jail, and charged with three counts of sexual exploitation of a minor, a Class D felony, according to the release and court records.
DuPrey was released on bond, according to jail records.
Sentencing for a Class D felony is up to five years and a fine.