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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Nebraska

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Thursday, June 23, 2016

Eustis Man Sentenced for Receiving and Distributing Child Pornography

United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg announced that Gregory J. Rhoadarmer, 46, formerly of Eustis, Nebraska., was sentenced in Lincoln, Nebraska, to 63 months in prison by United States Senior District Judge Richard G. Kopf, for receipt and distribution of child pornography.  After his release from prison, Rhoadarmer will serve a period of five years on supervised release and be required to register as a sex offender. 

While conducting investigations into the sharing of child pornography files, investigators from the Nebraska Attorney General’s Office were able to obtain a number of video files which contained child pornography as defined by federal law.  On June 11, 2015, an IP address was identified as using a file sharing program and was traced to Rhoadarmer’s residence.

A search warrant was executed at Rhoadarmer’s residence in Eustis, Nebraska on July 16, 2015.  Various items of computer equipment were seized and have been forfeited.  Rhoadarmer was interviewed by law enforcement and admitted that he had installed the file sharing program on his computer and had been downloading and sharing files containing child pornography.  A forensic examination revealed over 100 videos and images of child pornography on Rhoadarmer’s computer. 

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 Attorney General’s Office.

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Updated June 24, 2016