Omaha Man Sentenced for Possessing Child Pornography
United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg announced that Jonathan May, 49, of Omaha, Nebraska, was sentenced on January 4, 2017 in Lincoln, Nebraska, to 48 months in prison by Senior United States District Judge Richard G. Kopf, for possession of child pornography. After his release from prison, May will also serve five years of supervised release and be required to register as a sex offender.
Investigators of the Nebraska Attorney General’s Office, observed an IP address belonging to the Defendant, making files available for sharing. On June 18, 2014, a search warrant was obtained from the Cass County Court and served at the defendant’s address in Plattsmouth, Nebraska. Investigators made contact with the defendant. After a forensic examination of May’s computer, Investigators were able to verify that over 500 video files which depicted minors, including prepubescent minors, engaging in sexually explicit conduct. Contained within the total number were 14 known series of 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 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 Nebraska Attorney General’s Office.