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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Omaha Man Sentenced to More than 12 Years for Transporting Minor to Nebraska for Sex

Acting United States Attorney Jan Sharp announced that Mitchel D. Abraham, 23, of Omaha, Nebraska, was sentenced today in federal court in Omaha for transportation of a minor with the intent to engage in criminal sexual activity. United States District Judge Brian C. Buescher sentenced Abraham to 12 years and 6 months’ imprisonment. There is no parole in the federal system. After his release from prison, Abraham will begin and 30-year term of supervised release and will be required to register as a sex offender. Judge Buescher ordered Abraham to pay a $10,000 fine.

An investigation conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation determined that on or about December 5, 2020, a 15-year-old minor’s parents, located in Pennsylvania, reported their daughter missing.  Through its investigation the FBI learned that the minor was located at a residence in Omaha.  On December 31, 2020, the FBI made contact with Abraham at his residence in Omaha.  Also present in the residence was the minor. 

The investigation revealed that Abraham had previously met the minor on the online platform Snapchat in November 2020.  At that time Abraham was 22 years old and the minor was 15 years old.  It was determined that on December 8, 2020, Abraham traveled to Pennsylvania in a white Kia sedan to pick up the minor and return to Nebraska where he lived.  After arriving in Pennsylvania, Abraham transported the minor to Nebraska with the intent of engaging in sexual activity with the minor.  After arriving in Nebraska, Abraham and the minor engaged in sexual activity, which is unlawful under the laws of the State of Nebraska.   

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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Project Safe Childhood
Updated October 19, 2021