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Nebraska City Man Sentenced for Child Pornography

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

United States Attorney Joe Kelly announced that James S. Brink, 30, of Nebraska City, Nebraska, was sentenced in federal court in Omaha on December 11, 2020 for possessing child pornography.  United States District Judge Robert F. Rossiter, Jr. sentenced Brink to a 63-month term of imprisonment. There is no parole in the federal system.  After his release from prison, Brink will begin a five-year term of supervised release and will be required to register as a sex offender.

On July 2, 2019, investigators with the Nebraska State Patrol went to Brink’s home after receiving a tip that someone inside that residence was using a computer to view child pornography.  Brink consented to a search of his cell phone. Investigators seized the phone upon viewing images of child pornography.  Later analysis revealed more than 650 images of child pornography including images of prepubescent minors engaged in acts of bondage and using sex toys.

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 Nebraska State Patrol.

Updated December 18, 2020

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