Bellevue Man Sentenced For Child Pornography
James S. Lewis, age 27 of Bellevue, Nebraska, was sentenced in United States District Court for receiving child pornography. The Honorable Joseph F. Bataillon sentenced Lewis to a five year term in prison. After his release from federal prison, Lewis will begin a five year term of supervised release.
On March 25, 2011, agents with the FBI Cyber Crimes Task Force and the LaVista Police Department served a search warrant on the Bellevue residence where Lewis had resided. Lewis had recently joined the Air Force and was at boot camp.
A computer was seized from Lewis’s bedroom. A forensic analysis of the computer revealed 148 videos of child pornography. The videos depicted mostly prepubescent children between the ages of six and twelve. Lewis was discharged from the Air Force after he was charged in federal court with receiving child pornography.
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 www.projectsafechildhood.gov.