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Omaha Man Sentenced to 10 Years for Second Child Pornography Conviction

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Nebraska

Acting United States Attorney Steven Russell announced that Jeffrey Rongish, 39, of Omaha, Nebraska, was sentenced today for accessing with intent to view child pornography. Chief United States District Court Judge Robert F. Rossiter, Jr. sentenced Rongish to 10 years of imprisonment. There is no parole in the federal system. After his release from prison, Rongish will be under supervised release for 15 years. He will continue to register as a sex offender.

Rongish was previously convicted in the District of Nebraska in 2014 for receiving child pornography. On November 23, 2020, while on supervised release, Rongish advised his probation officer that he had returned to viewing images of child pornography. A search on March 2, 2021 resulted in the seizure of electronic devices. Forensic Analysis revealed the presence of file wiping software and artifacts of child pornography confirming that child pornography websites had been accessed and viewed.

This case was investigated by the Omaha FBI’s Child Exploitation and Human Trafficking Task Force, and 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 U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and 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


Michael Norris - Criminal Chief (402) 661-3700

Updated December 14, 2022

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