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Omaha Man Sentenced for Distribution of Child Pornography

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

United States Attorney Joe Kelly announced that Andrew L. Foster, 36, of Omaha, Nebraska, was sentenced today in federal court in Omaha for distribution and receipt of Child Pornography. Senior United States District Judge Joseph F. Bataillon sentenced Foster to 60 months’ imprisonment. There is no parole in the federal prison system. After his release from prison, Foster will serve 8 years of supervised release.

In July 2019, members of the FBI Child Exploitation and Human Trafficking Task Force began investigating a Cyber Tipline Report from Dropbox stating that a user had uploaded multiple images and videos of child pornography. On August 1, 2019, officers executed at search warrant at Foster’s residence in Omaha and seized several electronic devices. During execution of the warrant, officers contacted Foster who admitted to collecting child pornography in multiple online storage platforms and admitted to sending child pornography to other online users in order to gain their trust. Four of the devices seized from Foster’s residence were determined to contain at least 1,989 images and 673 videos depicting 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 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 Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Updated February 26, 2021

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