Omaha Man Sentenced for Distributing Child Pornography
United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg announced that Syed Hussain, age 35 of Omaha, was sentenced in the United States District Court in Omaha for receiving and distributing child pornography. The Honorable Joseph F. Bataillon sentenced Hussain to a five year term of imprisonment. There is no parole in the federal system. At the completion of his sentence, if not deported, Hussain will begin a 5 year term of supervised release and will be required to register as a sex offender.
On April 7, 2011, agents of Homeland Security Investigations executed a search warrant on an Omaha apartment where Hussain was residing. A forensic analysis of Hussain’s computer revealed 104 videos of child pornography. The videos involved prepubescent minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct. Hussain had been observed on numerous occasions by law enforcement offering to share images of child pornography with others over the internet. Hussain was determined to be a citizen of Pakistan who was raised in England and later came to the United States.
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.