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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Nebraska

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Omaha Man Sentenced to Five Years for Child Pornography

Andrew Soverns, 32, was sentenced in federal court for receiving child pornography.  The Honorable Joseph F. Bataillon imposed a sentence of sixty (60) months’ imprisonment.  There is no parole in the federal system.  After his release from prison, Soverns will serve an additional five years of supervised release.  Soverns was further ordered to pay $2,000 in restitution to each of two victims depicted in his collection of child pornography.

On August 19, 2015, a federal search warrant was served on Soverns’s residence in Omaha.  Images of child pornography were located on three devices in the home.  The children depicted in the images ranged from pre-teen to early teens.  A total of 41 videos and 46 single images of child pornography were recovered.

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 Attorneys’ 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 Omaha FBI's Cyber Crime Task Force (CCTF).

Topic: 
Project Safe Childhood
Updated June 24, 2016