Skip to main content
Press Release

Omaha Man Sentenced for Possessing Child Pornography

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

United States Attorney Susan Lehr announced that Calvin Dugan, 35, of Omaha, Nebraska, was sentenced June 25, 2024, in federal court in Lincoln, Nebraska for possession of child pornography with a prior conviction. Senior United States District Judge John M. Gerrard sentenced Dugan to 132 months’ imprisonment. There is no parole in the federal system. After Dugan’s release from prison, he will begin a 15-year term of supervised release.  Dugan will also continue to be required to register as a sex offender.

Dugan was previously convicted in October 2018 in the United States District Court for the District of Nebraska for possession of child pornography and was on supervised release after serving his prison sentence.  During a polygraph exam which was a required condition of his supervised release, Dugan admitted to being in possession of multiple unapproved electronic and internet capable devices. The following day, in August 2023, probation arrived at Dugan’s residence, where he advised probation officers he had the devices ready to be turned over and handed over an Xbox console and a Samsung Galaxy S9 phone. Previously, Dugan had also told his supervised release officer that he had SD cards. When asked about those, Dugan initially advised they must have fallen out of his bag, but when pressed, ultimately turned over three SD cards hidden inside a deck of playing cards. Three additional thumb drives were observed in plain view and seized by probation. Dugan admitted there would be “pictures of teens” on one of the SD cards.

The electronics were turned over to law enforcement for forensic evaluation. That evaluation revealed over 650 images that constituted 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 U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and 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 Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.


Lecia Wright - Supervisory Assistant U.S. Attorney (402) 661-3700

Updated June 27, 2024

Project Safe Childhood