Omaha Man Sentenced for Distribution of Child Pornography
United States Attorney Jan Sharp announced that Kevin Jacoway, 33, of Omaha, Nebraska, was sentenced today in federal court for Distribution and Receipt of Child Pornography. Chief United States District Judge Robert F. Rossiter, Jr., sentenced Jacoway to 140 months’ imprisonment. There is no parole in the federal prison system. After his release from prison, Jacoway will serve 15 years of supervised release and will be required to register as a sex offender.
In August 2020, members of the FBI Child Exploitation and Human Trafficking Task Force conducting undercover investigations into peer-to-peer file sharing of child exploitation materials identified an IP address associated with a residence in Omaha as sharing files of child pornography. In December 2020, investigators executed a search warrant at the residence of Jacoway and co-defendant Timothy Fox and seized several electronic devices. More than 90,000 images and 1,000 videos depicting child pornography were located on devices that Jacoway claimed as his own. Co-defendant Fox is currently serving a sentence of 128 months’ imprisonment.
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 the Nebraska State Patrol and the Omaha FBI's Child Exploitation and Human Trafficking Task Force