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Omaha Man Sentenced for Distribution and Receipt of Child Pornography

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

United States Attorney Jan Sharp announced that Tyler Welsh, 25, of Omaha, Nebraska, was sentenced today in federal court for distribution and receipt of child pornography. Senior United States District Judge Joseph F. Bataillon sentenced Welsh to 60 months’ imprisonment. There is no parole in the federal prison system. After his release from prison, Welsh will serve 10 years of supervised release and will be required to register as a sex offender. Welsh will also be required to pay $3,000 in restitution.

In November 2018, agents with the FBI Child Exploitation and Human Trafficking Task Force began investigating after receiving a Cyber Tipline Report stating that a Dropbox user was uploading files of child pornography. In August 2019, agents executed a search warrant at Welsh’s residence in Omaha and seized his electronic devices. In addition to files stored on online storage platforms, Welsh had at least 248 images and 8 videos of child pornography saved on his cell phone.

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 FBI Child Exploitation and Human Trafficking Task Force.

Updated March 1, 2022

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