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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, December 17, 2018

Omaha Man Sentenced for Possessing Child Pornography

United States Attorney Joe Kelly announced that Anders W. York, 53, was sentenced today in federal court in Omaha for possessing child pornography. Senior United States District Court Judge Laurie Smith Camp sentenced York to 45 months’ imprisonment. There is no parole in the federal system. After his release from prison, York will begin a five-year term of supervised release and will be required to register as a sex offender.

In November 2017 the FBI Cyber Crimes Task Force received five CyberTips from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. The CyberTips came back to a user in Omaha, Nebraska. Each CyberTip reflected that the user had uploaded images of child pornography between November 7 and November 24, 2017.

A federal search warrant was executed at the residence on March 15, 208. York was interviewed and admitted to viewing images of child pornography. Twenty-two images of child pornography were found on his phone.

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 Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department.

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Updated December 21, 2018