Nebraska Man Sentenced to Prison for Receipt of Child Pornography
United States Attorney Joe Kelly announced today that Owen J. Drew, 33, of Omaha, Nebraska, was sentenced to 70 months’ imprisonment by the Hon. Robert F. Rossiter, Jr. After release from the Bureau of Prisons, Drew will serve eight years of supervised release. He will be required to register as a sex offender, also.
Between May of 2016 and May of 2017, Drew knowingly received a visual depiction of sexually explicit conduct involving the use of a minor. In April of 2017, FBI Task Force Officers in the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office identified Drew through his use of a peer-to-peer file exchange software in which an undercover agent downloaded multiple child pornography files being shared from the defendant’s computer. After executing a federal search warrant, law enforcement identified multiple video files depicting child pornography in a “downloads” folder on the defendant’s laptop computer. Drew was arrested pursuant to a warrant on August 25, 2017.
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 U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and 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.justice.gov/psc.
This case was investigated by the Omaha FBI's Cyber Crime Task Force (CCTF).