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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Nebraska

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, June 21, 2019

Former Pharmacy Professor Sentenced for Transportation of Child Pornography

United States Attorney Joe Kelly announced that Philip Gregory, 48, was sentenced today in federal court for transporting child pornography. The Honorable Robert F. Rossiter, Jr. sentenced Gregory to 8 years of imprisonment. There is no parole in the federal system. After his release from prison, Gregory will begin a 10-year term of supervised release and will be required to register as a sex offender. He was further ordered to pay $4,500 in restitution to victims portrayed in the images of child pornography. Gregory was formerly a professor of pharmacy at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska.

According to admissions made in connection with his guilty plea, Gregory was identified in 2016 via an investigation initiated by a NCMEC CyberTipline report regarding an individual who had uploaded child pornography into a Google+ Photos internet storage account. The reported IP address resolved to the defendant’s residence, and a search warrant was executed at Gregory’s home. A forensic exam of electronic devices seized pursuant to the warrant revealed that Gregory was in possession of 25,808 image files and 174 videos of child pornography. Additionally, the exam revealed that Gregory had participated in online chats discussing and requesting child pornography from others.

The FBI Child Exploitation Task Force in Omaha investigated this case, in conjunction with the Nebraska State Patrol and the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office. Trial Attorney Nadia Prinz of the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS) and Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Norris of the District of Nebraska prosecuted the case.

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 www.justice.gov/psc.

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Updated June 28, 2019