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Omaha Man Sentenced to 7 years for Distributing Child Pornography

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

United States Attorney Joe Kelly announced that Jon C. Carr was sentenced on September 20, 2018, for distributing child pornography in federal court in Omaha. The Honorable John M. Gerrard sentenced Carr to 84 months of imprisonment. There is no parole in the federal system. After his release from prison, Carr will begin a 5-year term of supervised release. He was further ordered to pay $3,000 in restitution to the victims depicted in the images.

The investigation began with a cyber-tip from AOL. AOL reported that an IP address traced to Carr’s residence distributed an image during an online chat. That image depicted the genitalia of a 2- to 4-year-old girl and was determined to be child pornography.

A search warrant was served on Carr’s Omaha residence. Two hundred images of child pornography were recovered from his phone. A dropbox link was observed. A search warrant for Carr’s dropbox account recovered more than 50 videos and images of child pornography with victims as young as 2 years old.

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 FBI's Cyber Crime Task Force (CCTF).


Updated September 28, 2018

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