Former Bellevue Man Sentenced for Receiving Child Pornography
Acting United States Attorney Robert C. Stuart announced that Kyle Brenner, 56, formerly from Bellevue, Nebraska, was sentenced on June 5, 2017 in federal court in Omaha for receiving child pornography. Chief United States District Court Judge Laurie Smith Camp sentenced Brenner to five years of imprisonment. There is no parole in the federal system. After his release from prison, Brenner will be required to serve five years of supervised release.
A search warrant was executed on Brenner’s home in 2009 and various computers were seized. Shortly after the search was completed, Brenner left the United States and obtained employment in London. He was extradited back to the United States in 2016.
Brenner was identified following a nationwide investigation by U.S. Immigration and Custom Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) into the production and distribution of child pornography. The investigation revealed that Brenner used his credit card to purchase a subscription for access to a website which provided child pornography. He then accessed the site to download child pornography to his computer in Bellevue, Nebraska. A forensic evaluation of his computer revealed 39 video files and 165 saved image files containing child pornography.
This case was investigated by ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations. “Today’s conviction is yet another example that HSI special agents will use every available means to identify, track down and bring to justice criminals like Kyle Brenner,” said Special Agent in Charge Alex Khu of HSI St. Paul. “The professionalism and dedication shown by our agents in Nebraska are outstanding examples of the work we do every day to protect the children of our nation.”
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 Attorney’s 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.