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Lincoln Man Sentenced for Receiving Child Pornography

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Nebraska

United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg announced that Albert H. Hines, 50, of Lincoln, Nebraska, was sentenced today in Lincoln, Nebraska, to 10 years in prison by United States District Judge John M. Gerrard, for receiving child pornography.  Hines will also be required to serve 10 years of supervised release once he is released from prison.  Additionally, he will be required to register as a convicted sex offender.

In the summer of 2012, Nebraska law enforcement received information from an internet based media storage company that two email addresses were uploading images of child pornography.  Further investigation into the email addresses provided revealed that they were registered to Albert Hines, a native of Louisiana who came to Nebraska after Hurricane Katrina.  IP addresses for the dates and times in question determined that the internet was used at either Hines’ residence or at another residence in Lincoln, Nebraska, during a period of time when Hines was living there.

On May 14, 2014, a search warrant was executed at the Hines’ residence in Lincoln.  Hines was interviewed and he acknowledged possession of child pornography.  Hines also acknowledged that he had traded the child pornography with other individuals.   During the forensic investigation of the computer equipment taken from Hines' residence, officers found approximately 400 photos of child pornography, including images involving children under the age of 12.

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

This case was investigated by the Lincoln Police Department.

Updated September 18, 2015

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