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Bellevue Man Sentenced to 8 Years for Transporting Child Pornography

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Nebraska

Acting United States Attorney Jan Sharp announced that James Bushor, 38, of Bellevue, Nebraska, was sentenced on December 3, 2021 for transporting child pornography. Chief United States District Judge Robert F. Rossiter, Jr. sentenced Bushor to 96 months’ imprisonment. There is no parole in the federal system. After his release from prison, Bushor will begin a five-year term of supervised release and will be required to register as a sex offender. Bushor was further ordered to pay $18,000 total in restitution to six victims whose images were found in his collection.

Cybertips from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children indicated that on April 30 and May 1, 2019, images of child pornography were being uploaded from Bushor’s residence. A search warrant of his residence recovered more than 100 videos and more than 100 pictures of child pornography on various devices. The child pornography included toddlers and images of bondage involving children engaged in sexually explicit conduct.

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 U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and 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

This case was investigated by the Nebraska State Patrol.

Updated December 6, 2021

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