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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, February 21, 2019

Omaha Man Convicted of Receiving Child Pornography

United States Attorney Joe Kelly announced that Mark Ringland, age 53, was convicted Wednesday of receiving child pornography after a two-day jury trial in federal court.  The Honorable Laurie Smith Camp was the presiding judge.

Agents with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Child Exploitation Task Force received information in the spring of 2017, from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, that a specific email address was receiving child pornography.  The investigators were able to determine that it was Ringland’s email.  He was contacted on September 1, 2017, and had a cell phone and iPad in his possession.  The investigators seized both devices for which they had an authorized search warrant.  Searches were done and investigators located more than 900 images of what they believed to be child pornography between the two devices.  It was determined that at least one of the images was received by Ringland between April 1, 2017 and September 1, 2017. 

Ringland faces not less than five years’ nor more than 20 years’ imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, and when released from prison, a term of at least five years to life of supervised release. Sentencing has been set for June 3, 2019.

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Project Safe Childhood
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Updated February 22, 2019