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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, January 14, 2019

Omaha Man Sentenced to 10 Years for Possessing Child Pornography

United States Attorney Joe Kelly announced that Rosalio Perez, 33, was sentenced in federal court in Omaha.  Senior United States District Court Judge Laurie Smith Camp sentenced Perez to 10 years’ imprisonment.  There is no parole in the federal system.  Perez will begin a five-year term of supervised release and will be required to register as a sex offender upon his release from prison.

Perez was convicted in 2012 of possessing child pornography.  He was sentenced to two years.  In June 2016, Perez used an online messenger service to upload child pornography.  On July 7, 2016, agents with Homeland Security Investigations searched Perez’s home and seized his phone.  Agents discovered 46 videos and 77 images of child pornography on his phone.

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.

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Updated January 18, 2019