Omaha Man Sentenced to 17½ Years for Producing Child Pornography
United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg announced that Douglas Suing, age 50 of Omaha, was sentenced in federal court in Omaha for producing child pornography. The Honorable Joseph F. Bataillon sentenced Suing to 210 months, (17 ½ years), in prison. There is no parole in the federal prison system. After his release from the United States Bureau of Prisons Suing will be on supervised release for the rest of his life and will be required to register as a sex offender.
Suing was arrested in Navajo County, Arizona, on January 12, 2011, as he was driving back to Nebraska. The search of a hard drive found in his vehicle revealed over 9,000 videos of child pornography.
The FBI Omaha Cyber Crimes Task Force obtained a search warrant for Suing’s apartment in Omaha. The warrant was served on January 25, 2011. When reviewing the child pornography recovered from the computer in his apartment, Investigators with the Nebraska State Patrol observed a series of short videos and images produced by Suing’s camera. They identified the child engaged in sexually explicit conduct as a 12 year old living in Omaha. Investigators were able to confirm the age and identity of the victim. In addition to the images of the 12 year old produced by Suing, there were over 200 other videos of child pornography to include infants and prepubescent children engaged in acts of sexual penetration and bondage.
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 Attorney’s 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 matter was investigated by the Omaha FBI=s Cyber Crime Task Force (CCTF), of which the Nebraska State Patrol, is a partner. The Omaha CCTF is a multi-jurisdictional task force consisting of eleven federal, state and local law enforcement agencies from Nebraska and Iowa. The mission of the Omaha CCTF is to investigate and apprehend high technology criminals and to protect our communities by preventing high technology crime and national security threats involving computers and computer networks. The Omaha CCTF was established on the premise that the capabilities of law enforcement agencies to investigate computer and high technology related crimes are enhanced in a task force setting involving the sharing of resources and expertise.