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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, February 1, 2019

Omaha Man Sentenced to Six Years for Distributing Child Pornography

United States Attorney Joe Kelly announced that Aaron Marxsen, 40, was sentenced today in federal court in Omaha for distributing child pornography.  United States District Court Judge Robert F. Rossiter, Jr. sentenced Marxsen to 72 months of imprisonment.  There is no parole in the federal system.  After his release from prison, Marxsen will begin a five-year term of supervised release and will be required to register as a sex offender.  The court further imposed restitution to two known victims in the sum of $5,000.

On December 12, 2017, agents with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and local task force officers served a search warrant at Marxsen’s home.  They recovered two devices containing child pornography.  These devices held 50 videos and more than 150 images of child pornography.  Search terms recovered from the computer reflected a targeted search for 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 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 Omaha FBI's Cyber Crime Task Force (CCTF).

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Updated February 8, 2019