Lincoln Man Sentenced for Possessing Child Pornography
United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg announced that Kenneth Charles Poston, III, age 37 of Lincoln, Nebraska, was sentenced on April 17, 2015, in Lincoln, Nebraska, to 78 months in prison by United States District Judge John M. Gerrard, for possessing child pornography. Poston’s sentence also requires him to pay restitution totaling $2,000.00, to be on supervised release for ten years after being released from prison, and to register as a sex offender.
In June 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 Poston. A search warrant was served in August of 2014 and Poston was taken into custody. Forensic examination of the computer equipment removed from Poston’s residence established Poston’s possession of approximately 50,000 images and 399 videos affiliated with child sexual exploitation.
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.