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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 Susan Lehr announced that Richard Allan Knight, 53, of Omaha, Nebraska, was sentenced on January 10, 2024, in federal court in Omaha for possession of child pornography. United States District Judge Brian C. Buescher sentenced Knight to 210 months’ imprisonment. There is no parole in the federal system. After Knight’s release from prison, he will begin a 15-year term of supervised release. Judge Buescher ordered Knight to pay restitution in the amount of $3,000. Knight will also be required to register as a sex offender.

On June 29, 2021, an officer with the Omaha Police Department responded to a radio call of found property by the owner of a residence on Curtis Avenue, in Omaha.  Between May 2, 2021, and June 29, 2021, Knight had been living in the residence and a white 2011 Forrest River camper trailer parked at the residence.  The officer conducted a search of the home and trailer where he found a digital hard drive in the trailer, which was owned by Knight.  The homeowner also gave the officer a cellular phone belonging to Knight found in the garage of the residence.

A search warrant was obtained for digital hard drive and the cellular phone.  Forensic review of the devices revealed images and videos depicting minors, some under the age of 12, engaging in sexually explicit conduct.  There were also numerous images and personal information found on the devices confirming Knight’s ownership of both.

Knight was convicted on March 14, 1997, of 1st Degree Sexual Abuse in Marion County, Oregon. Knight was also on federal supervised release for failing to register as a sex offender when the instant offense occurred.

This case was investigated by the Omaha Police Department.


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

Updated January 19, 2024

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