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Lincoln Man Sentenced for Possession of Child Pornography

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 25, 2013

United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg announced that Jerod Oliverius, age 25 of Lincoln, Nebraska, was sentenced on April 25, 2013, in Lincoln, Nebraska, to 3 years in prison by United States District Judge Richard G. Kopf, for possession of child pornography.  After his release from prison, Oliverius will be required to serve a 5 year term of supervised release and be registered as a sex offender.

While conducting a proactive file sharing investigation in December, 2010, an investigator with the Lincoln Police Department was able to view and access child pornography images from a computer that was using file sharing software publicly available on the Internet through a Peer-to-Peer Network.  Using computer programs, the investigator was able to identify the Internet Protocol address for the computer sharing the images of child pornography.  The Internet service provider indicated that the IP address was assigned to an individual residing in Lincoln.

A search warrant was executed at that individual’s residence in February of 2011.  Oliverius was one of the persons residing there, and when investigators examined Oliverius’ computer and hard drive, they found more than 70 videos and more than 10,000 digital images related to 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.

 

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