La Vista Man Sentenced to 4 Years for Possessing Child Pornography
Acting U.S. Attorney Robert C. Stuart announced Monday that Keith B. Noden, 45, of La Vista, Nebraska, was sentenced in federal court for possessing child pornography. The Honorable Laurie Smith Camp, Chief Judge, sentenced Noden to four years of imprisonment. There is no parole in the federal prison system. After his release from prison, Noden will begin a five-year term of supervised release and be required to register as a sex offender.
On July 27, 2016, officers of the Sarpy County Sheriff’s Office and the FBI Cyber Crimes Task Force served a search warrant on Noden’s residence. The IP address assigned to Noden had been observed on numerous occasions with images of child pornography available for sharing. The videos included prepubescent children, including a 6-year-old child, engaged in sexual acts with adults. Noden admitted to downloading child pornography. Although no videos were found on his computer, various search terms indicative of searching for and downloading child pornography were recovered.
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.
This case was investigated by the Sarpy County Sheriff’s Office and the Omaha FBI's Cyber Crime Task Force (CCTF).