Omaha Woman Sentenced for Receiving Child Pornography
Tracey L. Jones, 52, of Omaha was sentenced in the United States District Court for the District of Nebraska for receiving and distributing child pornography. The Honorable Laurie Smith Camp, Chief Judge, sentenced Ms. Jones to a seven year term of imprisonment. There is no parole in the federal system. After her release from prison Jones will begin a five year term of supervised release. As part of her sentence Jones was ordered to pay restitution in the sum of $3,000 to one of the victims in her child pornography collection.
On November 10, 2010, agents with Immigration and Customs Enforcement served a search warrant at Jones’ home. Multiple hard drives were seized. Analysis of one of the hard drives revealed 175 videos of child pornography. The vast majority of videos depicted prepubescent children engaged in sexually explicit conduct. Many of the videos depicted the rape, torture and bondage of prepubescent children. Also recovered from the computer were email chats with two individuals involving sexual scenarios involving children.
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 Department of Homeland Security Immigration and Custom Enforcement.