Omaha Man Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison for Receiving Child Pornography
Jason M. Wilds, 34, was sentenced in federal court in Omaha, Nebraska, for receiving child pornography. The Honorable Joseph F. Bataillon, Senior United States District Court Judge sentenced Wilds to a five year term of imprisonment. There is no parole in the federal prison system. After his release from prison, Wilds will begin a 10 year term of supervised release and will be required to register as a sex offender. Wilds was also ordered to pay restitution totaling $10,000 to four victims whose images were among those in Wilds’ collection.
Investigators with the FBI Cyber Crimes Task Force were conducting undercover investigations looking for individuals sharing child pornography. Three videos of child pornography, each involving children as young as 3 and no older than 8 involved in sexual acts with adults, were found to be available for sharing on Wilds’ computer.
On March 20, 2013, a federal search warrant was executed at Wilds’ apartment. A video of child pornography was found on his cell phone. A search of his computer revealed more than 300 images of child pornography and four videos that had recently been deleted.
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.