Lincoln Man Sentenced for Receipt and Distribution of Child Pornography
United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg announced that United States District Judge John Gerrard sentenced 31 year old Brent Bailey of Lincoln, Nebraska to 13 years in federal prison. In June, Bailey pled guilty to one count of Receipt and Distribution of Child Pornography. After his release from prison, Bailey will serve the rest of his life on supervised release.
In January, 2011, Nebraska State Patrol Investigators determined that a computer utilizing a specific IP address was sharing child pornography through the Internet. Investigators determined that large files containing child pornography were offered for sharing through the IP address on various dates in January 2011, and the amount of images constantly changed. These files were confirmed to be child pornography. Investigation determined that the IP address was assigned to the residence of Bailey.
On December 21, 2011, Nebraska State Patrol Investigators executed a search warrant of Bailey’s residence in Lincoln. A desktop computer was found in the kitchen which investigation revealed contained child pornography. The computer contained information which identified Bailey as the owner. A search of the computers found at the residence uncovered over 317 video and image files containing child pornography, including sexually explicit conduct involving prepubescent minors. A number of the images were determined to be of identified minors from outside the state of Nebraska. Bailey also had a prior conviction for an attempted to sexual assault.
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.