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Omaha Man Sentenced for Child Pornography

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

Acting United States Attorney Jan Sharp announced that Daniel Zordell, 39, of Omaha, Nebraska, was sentenced today in federal court in Omaha for receiving child pornography.  United States District Judge Brian C. Buescher sentenced Zordell to 70 months of imprisonment.  There is no parole in the federal system.  After his release from prison, Zordell will begin a five-year term of supervised release and will be required to register as a sex offender.

In March 2018, a task force office with the FBI’s Child Exploitation and Human Trafficking Task Force acquired 150 images of child pornography from a computer at Zordell’s Omaha residence.  The images included pre-pubescent girls in sexually explicit poses. On June 7, 2018, agents entered the residence with a search warrant. Zordell admitted he was the only one home when his computer shared the 150 images of child pornography.

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 U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and 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 Child Exploitation and Human Trafficking Task Force.


Updated April 30, 2021

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