Omaha Man Gets 120 Months’ Imprisonment for Possessing Child Pornography
Acting United States Attorney Jan Sharp announced that Tevin R. King, 28, of Omaha, Nebraska, was sentenced today in federal court in Omaha for possession of child pornography. Senior United States District Judge Joseph F. Bataillon sentenced King to 120 months’ imprisonment. There is no parole in the federal system. After his release from prison, King will begin a 15-year term of supervised release. Senior Judge Bataillon also ordered King to pay $3,000 in restitution and he will be required to register as sex offender.
On November 14, 2019, King self-reported to the United States Probation Office that he had viewed child pornography on his computer in his apartment in Omaha, Nebraska. King was previously convicted of possession of child pornography in the Northern District of Oklahoma on May 18, 2017 and was sentenced to 24 months’ imprisonment followed by a term of supervised release. After his release from prison, King moved to Nebraska where his term of supervised release was enforced.
On November 18, 2019, the United States Probation Office subsequently conducted a search of King’s residence to retrieve his computer. During the search of the residence, King admitted to looking at child pornography on his computer. He also admitted that he acquired and viewed the child pornography using the internet through the “dark web,” or Tor. King admitted using a computer cleaning software program to wipe child pornography files from his computer.
A forensic search of King’s computer identified at least 10 images of child pornography. The images depicted nude or semi-nude, prepubescent females, between 5-10 years old, engaging in sexually explicit conduct, which included exhibiting their genitals and pubic areas.
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 www.projectsafechildhood.gov.
This case was investigated by the Omaha FBI's Child Exploitation and Human Trafficking Task Force.