Beatrice Man Sentenced for Possession of Child Pornography
United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg announced that Terry L. Dill, 31, formerly of Beatrice, Nebraska, was sentenced on November 7, 2014, in Lincoln, Nebraska, to 70 months in prison by United States District Judge John M. Gerrard, for possession of child pornography. After his release from prison, Dill will be required to serve a 5 year term of supervised release and be registered as a sex offender.
Dill came to the attention of law enforcement after Dropbox, Inc., a file hosting service that offers cloud storage, reported possible child pornography in one of their customer’s files to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC). NCMEC then provided the information to the Nebraska State Patrol, who obtained and executed search warrants on Dill’s residence, a computer tablet of Dill’s, and his Dropbox account. Investigators found digital files containing 966 sexually explicit pictures and 116 sexually explicit videos of children under the age of 13.
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 Nebraska State Patrol and Beatrice Police Department.