North Platte Man Sentenced for Receipt of Child Pornography
United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg announced that Daniel C. Davis, age 58 of North Platte, Nebraska, was sentenced in federal court in Omaha for receiving child pornography. The Honorable Lyle E. Strom sentenced Davis to a five year term of imprisonment. There is no parole in the federal system. After his release from prison Davis will begin a five year term of supervised release and be required to register as a sex offender.
On October 19, 2011, Investigators with the Nebraska Attorney General’s Office Rural Cyber Crimes Unit and the North Platte Police Department served a search warrant at Davis’s home. Davis admitted searching the internet for child pornography. A Santa suit from his employment at a North Platte retail store was found in his closet.
A forensic review of Davis’s computer recovered videos of child pornography from both a recycle and recovery bin. The videos included prepubescent children involved in multiple sexual acts with children and adults.
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.