Plattsmouth Man Sentenced to 303 months for Producing Child Pornography
United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg announced that Allen M. Hudson, 41, formerly of Plattsmouth, was sentenced in federal court in Omaha for producing child pornography. The Honorable Joseph F. Bataillon sentenced Hudson to 303 months (25 years and 3 months) imprisonment. There is no parole in the federal system. After his release from prison Hudson will be on a term of supervised release for life.
Hudson was convicted in Cass County, Nebraska, for attempting to receive child pornography and sentenced to two years in prison. After his plea of guilty the Nebraska State Patrol computer forensic laboratory discovered additional images indicating that the defendant had produced images of child pornography. The images recovered from Hudson’s hard drive depicted three different boys, ranging from eleven to twelve years of age displaying their genitalia. In one video Hudson is depicted with the eleven year old participating in sexually explicit conduct.
The Internet Crimes Against Children unit of the Nebraska State Patrol referred the case to the United States Attorney’s Office for federal prosecution. It was determined through additional investigation that Hudson frequently had young boys as overnight guests.
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.