Grand Island Man Sentenced to 52 Years for Conspiracy to Produce Child Pornography and Production of Child Pornography
Acting United States Attorney Jan Sharp announced that Jon T. Bogart, 60, of Lincoln, Nebraska, was sentenced today in Lincoln by United States District Court Judge John M. Gerrard for possession of child pornography. Bogart was sentenced to 12 years and 6 months in prison and 15 years of supervised release. There is no parole in the federal system. Bogart was additionally ordered to pay $1,000 which will contribute to funds established for victims of child exploitation crimes.
This investigation began with a series of eight cyber tip reports from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) indicating that an individual residing at Bogart’s residence was engaged in child pornography crimes in July of 2020. Based on the cyber tips, a search warrant was received for the search of the residence. During the execution of the search warrant, Bogart spoke with a Nebraska State Patrol investigator and directed the investigator to his room and his personal cellphone. He provided consent for his phone to be reviewed. When the investigator reviewed Bogart’s cell phone, he observed child pornography being stored in the Google Photos application and further observed child pornography related internet searches on the device. Bogart’s other devices were seized as well. A review of his devices revealed at least 14 videos of child pornography, as well as 80 images containing child pornography.
Bogart was previously convicted in 1995 in case #CR11-267 in the District Court for Jefferson County, Nebraska with Attempted First-Degree Sexual Assault of a Minor. Additionally, he was previously convicted in 2007 in case #CR07-32 in the District Court for Jefferson County, Nebraska with seven counts of Possession of Visual Depiction of Sexually Explicit Acts. Bogart was released from his prison sentence stemming from case #CR07-32 in October of 2019.
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 State Patrol.