Lincoln Man Convicted of Receipt & Distribution of Child Pornography
United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg announced that Robert M. Kilts of Lincoln, Nebraska, was sentenced today to 72 months in prison by United States Senior District Judge Richard G. Kopf, for receipt and distribution of child pornography. In addition to incarceration, Kilts was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment and will be on supervised release for five years after his release.
In June of 2011, investigators with the Lincoln Police Department discovered numerous files of child pornography that were being shared from an IP address which was registered to Kilts. A search warrant was issued, and investigators discovered over 30 video files on Kilts’ home computer. Kilts was also in possession of external hard drives which had contained additional child pornography which had been deleted by a file “wiping” program.
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.
This case was investigated by the Lincoln Police Department.