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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, February 9, 2015

Lincoln Resident Sentenced for Possessing Child Pornography

United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg announced that Will H. Quick, 62, of Lincoln, Nebraska, was sentenced on Friday, February 6, 2015, in Lincoln, Nebraska, to 63 months in prison by United States District Judge John M. Gerrard, for possessing child pornography.  Quick will also be on supervised release for 8 years after serving his prison sentence.  This conviction will also require him to register as a sex offender once released.

On April 23rd, 2014, the Lincoln Police Department was investigating computers sharing child pornography files via the internet. On that date, an investigator identified an IP address as having files available for sharing and was able to download files from a computer at that IP address. The IP address was registered to the residence occupied by Mr. Quick during the time specified.

On May 19th, 2014, investigators executed a search warrant at Mr. Quick’s residence and made contact with him. During the execution of the search warrant, Quick was interviewed and admitted he used file sharing software on his computer to file share. A preview was conducted on Quick's computer and numerous files depicting females under the age of 18 years old posing in sexually explicit positions were located.  A forensic examination revealed over 10,000 images and videos of child pornography.

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 13, 2015