Grand Island Man Sentenced to 52 Years for Conspiracy to Produce Child Pornography and Production of Child Pornography
Acting United States Attorney Susan Lehr announced that Daniel D. Konruff, 45, of Gurley, Nebraska, was sentenced today in Lincoln, Nebraska, by Senior United States District Judge John M. Gerrard for possession of child pornography. Konruff was sentenced to 120 months in prison and will also serve 16 years on supervised release. There is no parole in the federal system. Additionally, Konruff was ordered to pay $4,000 in restitution to victims of his crimes.
On May 13, 2022, Konruff’s personal cellphone was reviewed by a Cheyenne County Nebraska probation officer pursuant to the conditions of Konruff’s state probation. The probation officer observed child pornography on the device. The device was seized, and a search warrant was obtained to download and further review the phone’s contents. The forensic download revealed multiple child pornography files. Konruff was convicted in 2017, in case #CR17-13 in the District Court for Cheyenne County, Nebraska, with two counts of attempted possession of child pornography.
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.
This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Cheyenne County Sheriff’s Office, and Kearney Police Department.
Donald Kleine, Chief, General Criminal Unit (402) 661-3700