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Grand Island Man Sentenced to 10 years for Possessing Child Pornography

June 6, 2013

United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg announced that Tyler Nuss, age 25 of Grand Island, Nebraska, was sentenced in federal court in Omaha for possessing child pornography.  The Honorable Joseph F. Bataillon sentenced Nuss to a ten year term of imprisonment.  There is no parole in the federal system.  After his release from prison Nuss will begin a ten year term of supervised release. 

Nuss was previously convicted in Hall County, Nebraska, of possessing child pornography.  His 2008 state conviction resulted in a sentence of probation and was later set aside by the court.

In December 2012 the Federal Bureau of Investigation served a search warrant on Nuss’s Grand Island residence.  The search warrant sought evidence relating to child pornography offenses.  Agents discovered over 150 videos of child pornography on discs secreted behind an air vent in Nuss’s bedroom.  Nuss indicated that he collected child pornography by trading with other collectors on the internet.  

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


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