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District of Nebraska

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, May 27, 2016

Lincoln Man Sentenced for Possessing Child Pornography

United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg announced that Brandon L. Bjorkman, 39, of Lincoln, Nebraska, was sentenced today in Lincoln, Nebraska, to 41 months in prison by United States District Judge John M. Gerrard, for possession of child pornography.  After his release from prison, Bjorkman will also serve five years of supervised release and be required to register as a sex offender.

On May 25th, 2015, investigators with the Lincoln Police Department were investigating computers sharing child pornography files via the internet. On that date, officers identified an IP address as having files available for sharing. Officers were able to download files from a computer at that IP address. A subpoena to Time Warner/Roadrunner regarding the IP address indicated the IP address was registered to Bjorkman at an address later determined to be his residence.

In June of 2015, a search warrant was executed at Bjorkman’s residence and a desktop computer was seized. Investigators previewed the computer and located files depicting sexually explicit conduct involving female children under the age of 18.  Investigators interviewed Bjorkman. Bjorkman admitted that he used the internet to download the images and videos. Investigators later found thousands of images and videos of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct as defined by Federal law.

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 Lincoln Police Department. 

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Updated May 27, 2016