Omaha Man Sentenced to 96 Months for Receipt and Distribution of Child Pornography
For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Nebraska
United States Attorney Joe Kelly announced that Terrence Sayers, age 26, was sentenced in federal court on June 12, 2020, in Omaha, Nebraska, for the receipt and distribution of child pornography. District Judge Robert F. Rossiter, Jr. sentenced Sayers to 96 months’ imprisonment. There is no parole in the federal system. Following Sayers’s term of imprisonment, he will begin a 15-year term of supervised release. Sayers pleaded guilty to the offenses on February 14, 2020.
On May 20, 2014, Sayers utilized his Gmail account to receive 32 images of child pornography. The images included prepubescent minors. On March 24, 2015, Sayers utilized the same Gmail account to distribute various images of child pornography. Sayers distributed the images by sending them to other individuals over the internet using the Gmail account. The images included prepubescent minors.
On October 24, 2017, a search warrant was conducted on Sayers’s Gmail account which he had used to receive and distribute the images of child pornography. More than 500 images and videos of child pornography were located on the account.
Sayers is currently in custody in Nebraska state prison based on a 2017 conviction for arson in the first degree. Sayers’s federal sentence shall run consecutively to his state sentence and shall begin when his state sentence ends.
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.
The case was investigated by the Department of Homeland Security- Homeland Security Investigations.
Updated June 18, 2020
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