Lincoln Man Sentenced for Child Pornography
United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg announced that Daniel W. Savage, 40, of Lincoln, Nebraska., was sentenced today in Lincoln, Nebraska, to 10 years in prison by United States District Judge John M. Gerrard, for receipt and distribution of child pornography. In addition to his prison term, Savage will serve 7 years of supervised release following his release from prison. Savage will also be required to register as a sex offender under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA). At the time of his arrest, Savage was already under a 5 year term of supervised release stemming from a 2004 federal conviction for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. For the violation of this release, Savage was sentenced to a term of 36 months in prison, to run consecutive with the conviction for receipt and distribution of child pornography.
On June 2, 2011, an IP address was identified during a file sharing investigation being conducted by the Lincoln Police Department. The IP address was identified as having files for sharing that may be child pornography. Additional investigation revealed that the IP address was assigned to a relative of Savage at the residence of Daniel W. Savage in Lincoln, Nebraska. During the execution of a search warrant at his residence, the police located and removed computers and storage media in the bedroom of Savage. A forensic exam of the computer was conducted by the Lincoln Police Department and over 42 video files and 136 image files containing child pornography were found. The computer equipment that was seized was forfeited by Savage.
This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by the United States Attorneys' Offices and the Criminal Division's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who sexually exploit children, and to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visitwww.usdoj.gov/psc for more information about internet safety education, please visit www.usdoj.gov/psc and click on the tab "resources."This case was investigated by the Lincoln Police Department.