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Omaha Man Sentenced to 5 Years in Federal Prison for Child Pornography

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

United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg announced today that Brian T. Nelsen, 29, was sentenced in federal court in Omaha for receiving child pornography.  Senior Judge Lyle E Strom sentenced Nelsen to five years of imprisonment.  There is no parole in the federal system.  After his release from prison, Nelsen will begin a five-year term of supervised release and will be required to register as a sex offender.

On January 7, 2015, officers executed a federal search warrant a Nelsen’s Omaha home.  Forensic analysis of Nelsen’s computer revealed 100 videos and 50 images of children engaged in sexually explicit conduct with adults or other children.  The children depicted were between the ages of 2 and 14.  Search terms recovered from the computer revealed specific terms targeting child pornography.

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

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Updated May 27, 2016

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