Omaha Man Sentenced to Ten Years for Possessing Child Pornography
United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg announced that Jeffrey S. Leslie, 31, was sentenced in the United States District Court in Omaha, Nebraska for possession of child pornography. The Honorable Laurie Smith Camp sentenced Leslie to a ten year term of imprisonment. There is no parole in the federal system. After his release from prison Leslie will begin a 15 year term of supervised release.
Leslie was previously convicted in Douglas County, Nebraska in 2002 of Third Degree Sexual Assault, a misdemeanor. Prior to April 2012 an Internet Protocol (IP) address at Leslie’s Southwest Omaha residence was observed by law enforcement hosting videos of child pornography.
A search warrant was executed at the residence on March 19, 2013. Forensic analysis revealed over 100 images of child pornography. Leslie admitted to being the sole user of the computer. He admitted to deleting child pornography from the computer. The images included prepubescent minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct.
The case was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). It was brought as a 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.