North Platte Man Sentenced in Child Porn Case
United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg announced that Jason Bielicki was sentenced today by United States District Judge John M. Gerrard to 84 months in federal prison followed by 5 years of supervised release after entering a guilty plea to one count of Receipt and Distribution of Child Pornography.
Beginning in July, 2011, and continuing into September, 2011, an investigator with the North Platte Police Department used automated software to determine that a computer utilizing a specific IP address was sharing child pornography through the Internet. A search warrant was obtained for the search of the residence of Bielicki in North Platte. During an interview, Bielicki initially said that he was downloading items to report to others but then admitted to viewing, possessing, and sharing images and videos of child pornography.
A forensic examination of the computers and related storage media revealed over 110 GB of items that were believed to be child pornography and child erotica. Over 2,100 items were sent to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children for identification. NCMEC identified victims in 96 videos and 105 digital images to be from outside the State of Nebraska. The material found included videos and digital images of graphic sexually explicit conduct and prepubescent minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct. Some of the images were received by the defendant from at least on or about June 1, 2011, to October 31, 2011. In addition, Bielicki indicated to agents during the interview that he was a moderator for at least one bulletin board website that allowed individuals to upload images and videos of sexually explicit conduct, including child pornography.
The investigation of this matter was conducted by the North Platte Police Department and the Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations.