Grand Island Man Sentenced to 52 Years for Conspiracy to Produce Child Pornography and Production of Child Pornography
United States Attorney Jan Sharp announced that Nathaniel S. Theisen, 36, of Omaha, Nebraska, was sentenced today in federal court in Omaha for Attempted Enticement of a Minor. United States District Judge Brian C. Buescher sentenced Theisen to 120 months’ imprisonment. There is no parole in the federal system. After his release from prison, he will begin a 10-year term of supervised release. Judge Buescher ordered Theisen to pay a $2,500 fine and a $5,000 JVTA assessment. Theisen will also be required to register as a sex offender when he completes his sentence of imprisonment.
In late August 2020, Theisen responded to an online prostitution advertisement by texting the phone number listed in the ad. An undercover law enforcement officer purporting to be a 15-year-old female responded to Theisen’s texts. Theisen arranged to meet the 15-year-old female on February 2, 2021 at the girl’s apartment building in Omaha, offering to pay the female $200 for two hours of her time, during which the girl was expected to perform sexual acts with Theisen. Theisen was arrested when he arrived at the apartment building.
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 Attorney’s 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 Omaha FBI's Child Exploitation and Human Trafficking Task Force and the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.