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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Nebraska

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Lincoln Man Sentenced for Receipt of Child Pornography

United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg announced that David B. Romanski, 40, of Lincoln, Nebraska, was sentenced on July 9, 2014, in Lincoln, Nebraska, to nine years in prison by Senior United States District Judge Lyle E. Strom, for receipt of child pornography.  After his release from prison, Romanski will be required to serve a 5 year term of supervised release and be registered as a sex offender.

While conducting an operation in February of last year, investigators with the Lincoln Police Department were investigating computers sharing child pornography on the internet.  An IP address, assigned to Romanski was identified as having files of child pornography available on the Internet.   On three occasions, investigators were able to make a direct connection to the computer at Romanski’s IP address and access the child pornography. 

A search warrant was executed at Romanski’s residence.  When investigators examined Romanski’s computers and external hard drive, they found over 1300 videos depicting sexually explicit conduct of children under the age of 18, including a number of videos which were allowed to be shared on a peer-to-peer network.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice. Led by United States Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS), Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov.

This case was investigated by the Lincoln Police Department.

Updated January 29, 2015