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Omaha Man Sentenced to 6 Years for Receiving Child Pornography

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

James A. Wiehe, 54, was sentenced in federal court in Omaha, Nebraska, for receiving child pornography.  The Honorable Laurie Smith Camp, Chief Judge, sentenced Wiehe to six years imprisonment.  There is no parole in the federal prison system.  After his release from prison, he will begin a five-year term of supervised release and will be required to register as a sex offender.

In November of 2014, a Douglas County Sheriff’s Deputy learned that Wiehe had child pornography available on his computer for sharing.  The images available for sharing involved ten-year-old girls engaged in sexually explicit conduct.

A search warrant was executed on Wiehe’s residence on March 16, 2015.  Although he had used file wiping software to delete child pornographic images, forensic analysis revealed recent child pornographic videos had been received.  Search terms were recovered reflecting searches for prepubescent children between the ages of six and eleven.

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

Updated December 23, 2015

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