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Omaha Man Sentenced to 84 Months for Distribution of Child Pornography

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

United States Attorney Joe Kelly announced that Mark H. King, 57, was sentenced today in federal court in Omaha for distribution of child pornography. United States District Judge Robert F. Rossiter, Jr. sentenced King to 84 months’ imprisonment. There is no parole in the federal prison system. After his release from prison, King will serve a 7-year term of supervised release and will be required to register as a sex offender. King was also ordered to pay $18,000 in restitution.

In February 2019 investigators with Homeland Security Investigations identified a Northwest Omaha residence uploading child pornography onto a blogging website. Agents went to the residence and had contact with King, who admitted to viewing child pornography on the internet and chatting with others on the internet who shared child pornography. Agents seized King’s cell phone and computer and located at least 588 images and 14 video files depicting child pornography, including videos of adult males raping infants and toddlers. The devices also contained evidence of King sharing child pornography with others.

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 www.projectsafechildhood.gov.

This case was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations.

Updated June 25, 2020

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Project Safe Childhood