Navy Sailor facing child pornography charges; court documents detail incidents leading to arrest

Posted at 9:34 PM, Dec 02, 2019

NORFOLK, Va. - Court documents are giving new details about what led to the arrest of a Navy Sailor.

Cody Iverson

23-year-old Cody Iverson is accused of trying to engage sexually with two girls he believed to be 13 and 14 years old.

Documents say he sent hundreds of messages, pictures and graphic videos, but was actually talking to an undercover investigator. The alleged conversations spanned from October to November.

According to a criminal complaint, the Navy Sailor sent photos "in what appeared to be government-issued digital camo pants."

Records show he was told numerous times the alleged girls were underage, but his advances continued.

At one point, authorities say Iverson was sending crude photos from inside of his Norfolk residence that was "listed for Iverson with his employer." In this case, his employer is the Navy.

Neighbors were shocked to hear the news. They didn't want to reveal their names but told News 3, "It's just really sad because I've never had any problems with anybody [in the neighborhood] and I would never have thought this was going on, to be honest with you."

A new search warrant also reveals Iverson admitted online to having sex with another girl around 14 years old. At this point, authorities say they cannot substantiate that claim or not.

Though Iverson was living in Norfolk, the charges stem from Isle of Wight County.

Lt. Tommy Potter with the Isle of Wight County Sheriff's Office says they investigate these crimes heavily.

At one point, the accused was willing to drive from Norfolk to Isle of Wight Co. to meet the teens. Potter says that's what makes this case even more troubling.

"To me, that is very concerning when you have that type of predator who will travel to Smithfield or Isle of Wight County to meet up with one of our young people," Potter said.

Iverson is being held at the Western Tidewater Regional Jail, awaiting another court appearance in January.

According to the Navy, "Iverson is a Sailor assigned to Naval Computer and Telecommunications Area Master Station Atlantic (NCTAMS LANT) and currently is considered as an unauthorized absence. Sailors are not entitled to pay when in that status."

In a statement officials said,

"Petty Officer Iverson has been charged for a serious crime. The Navy and Naval Computer and Telecommunications Area Master Station Atlantic are cooperating fully with the investigation."