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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, February 20, 2015

Lincoln Man Sentenced for Distributing Child Pornography

United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg announced that Charles LeRoy Walker, 54, formerly of Lincoln, Nebraska, was sentenced today in Lincoln, Nebraska, to 70 months in prison by United States District Judge John M. Gerrard, for receiving and distributing child pornography.  Walker will also be required to be on supervised release for five years after being released from prison and register as a sex offender.

In February of 2014, investigators with the Lincoln Police Department became aware of a computer that was sharing files that had been classified as containing child pornography.  Further investigation identified the IP address, service provider and the address of Walker.  A search warrant was served and Walker was taken into custody.  After forensic examination of the computer equipment removed from Walker’s residence, more than 20,000 files affiliated with child sexual exploitation were located, along with several hundred videos.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by the United States Attorneys' Offices and the Criminal Division's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who sexually exploit children, and to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.usdoj.gov/psc for more information about internet safety education, please visit www.usdoj.gov/psc and click on the tab "resources."

This case was investigated by the Lincoln Police Department.

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Updated February 27, 2015