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springfield man sentenced for child porn

May 18, 2012

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – David M. Ketchmark, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Springfield, Mo., man was sentenced in federal court today for receiving and distributing child pornography.

Jeremy Edward Nebeker, 41, of Springfield, formerly of Dallas County, Mo., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Richard E. Dorr to 11 years and three months in federal prison without parole.

On Dec. 20, 2011, Nebeker pleaded guilty to attempting to receive child pornography over the Internet between July 1, 2008, and April 18, 2010. Law enforcement investigators searched two hard drives from Nebeker’s computers and found 39 images and one video file of suspected child pornography that Nebeker admitted he obtained while attempting to download child pornography from the Internet.

This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Randall D. Eggert. It was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.


Project Safe Childhood

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by the United States Attorneys' Offices and the Criminal Division's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who sexually exploit children, and to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit  For more information about Internet safety education, please visit and click on the tab "resources."

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