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Omaha Man Sentenced for Possessing Child Pornography

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Nebraska

Acting United States Attorney Susan Lehr announced that Kevin Kesselberg, Jr., 20, of Omaha, Nebraska, was sentenced today in federal court in Omaha for possession of child pornography. United States District Judge Brian C. Buescher sentenced Kesselberg to 60 months’ imprisonment. There is no parole in the federal prison system. After his release from prison, Kesselberg will serve 10 years of supervised release. Kesselberg was also ordered to pay $6,000 in restitution.

In December 2021, law enforcement began investigating after receiving a Cybertip from Dropbox, Inc. stating that a user had uploaded child pornography. An IP address associated with the uploads was associated with Kesselberg. He admitted to using the account at issue and viewing child pornography. Investigators searched Kesselberg’s cell phone and located two videos of child pornography on the device.

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

This case was investigated by the Nebraska State Patrol.


Donald J. Kleine - Chief, General Criminal Unit (402) 661-3700

Updated August 18, 2023

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