Omaha Man Gets 27 Years for Production of Child Pornography
United States Attorney Joe Kelly announced that Francisco A. Saldana, age 37, of Omaha, Nebraska, was sentenced in federal court today for production of child pornography. Senior U.S. District Court Judge Laurie Smith Camp sentenced Saldana to 324 months’ imprisonment. There is no parole in the federal system. Saldana will begin a 15-year term of supervised release and will also be required to register as a sex offender upon his release from prison.
On or about October 6, 2017, agents with Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) executed a federal search warrant at the residence of Saldana in Omaha, Nebraska. During a search of Saldana’s computers and other electronic items, HSI agents identified child pornography including images and videos. The child pornography included images of a female, age 7, and a male, age 8. Both minors were known by Saldana. Agents determined through forensic analysis of Saldana’s computers and other electronic items that he induced both minors to take part in sexually explicit conduct on or about August 26, 2017. Using a digital device, Saldana produced at least eight (8) digital images of the minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct.
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 Homeland Security Investigations.