York Man Sentenced for Production of Child Pornography
United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg announced that Bobby Gene Clark, Jr., age 47 of York, Nebraska, was sentenced on July 18, in Lincoln, Nebraska, to 23 years in prison by United States District Judge John M. Gerrard for production of child pornography. After his release from prison, Clark will be required to serve a 20 year term of supervised release and be registered as a sex offender. A hearing to address restitution is scheduled for a later date.
In May of last year, the York Police Department received information regarding a report of a sexual assault on a minor which occurred in York. The minor, age 7 at the time, was able to describe the residence at which the assault occurred, and investigators obtained and executed a search warrant at the location. Seized during the search was as laptop computer which contained a video file of the sexual assault of the child.
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, 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 York Police Department.