Lincoln Man Sentenced for Possession of Child Pornography
United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg announced that Christopher Espinoza, 37, of Lincoln, Nebraska, was sentenced on April 9, 2013, in Lincoln, Nebraska, to seven years in prison by Senior United States District Judge Richard G. Kopf, for receipt of child pornography. After his release from prison, Espinoza will be required to serve a five year term of supervised release, and be registered as a sex offender.
In April 2012, members of the Lincoln/Lancaster County Narcotics Task Force executed a search warrant at the residence of Espinoza. A laptop belonging to Espinoza was seized, and an examination of the laptop found numerous videos and over 500 images of child pornography.
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.