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Omaha Man Sentenced for Possession of Child Pornography

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

Acting United States Attorney Steven A. Russell announced that Adam J. Bindel was sentenced today in federal court in Omaha for possession of child pornography. The Honorable Robert F. Rossiter sentenced Bindel to 60 months’ imprisonment. There is no parole in the federal prison system. After his release from prison, Bindel will serve 5 years of supervised release.

In March 2021, the Nebraska State Patrol began investigating a Cyber Tipline Report from Kik stating that a user had uploaded images and videos of child pornography. On March 30, 2021, investigators contacted Bindel at his residence in Omaha, Nebraska. Bindel admitted to viewing and sharing child pornography online and consented to a search of his phone. Investigators observed an image of child pornography on Bindel’s 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 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 www.projectsafechildhood.gov.

This case was investigated by the Nebraska State Patrol.

Updated July 28, 2022

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Project Safe Childhood