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Omaha Man Sentenced to 7 Years for Child Pornography

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

Acting United States Attorney Robert C. Stuart announced that Randy Arnold, 51, was sentenced in federal court in Omaha, Nebraska, for receiving child pornography. Chief Judge Laurie Smith Camp sentenced Arnold to 84 months imprisonment. There is no parole in the federal system. After his release from prison, Arnold will begin a five-year term of supervised release and will be required to register as a sex offender. Arnold was also ordered to pay restitution of $700.00 to a specific identified victim.


On June 12, 2016, the Omaha Police Department was called to Arnold’s home. A thumb drive was provided to the police. A search warrant was obtained to thoroughly search the drive for child pornography. A total of 74 videos of minor children engaged in sexually explicit conduct, many with children in the seven- to nine-year-old range, were found on the drive. The drive belonged to Arnold.


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


This case was investigated by the Omaha Police Department.

Updated May 26, 2017

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