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Omaha Man Sentenced for Transporting Child Pornography

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

Acting United States Attorney Steven Russell announced that Steve E. Eggiman, 62, of Omaha, Nebraska, was sentenced today in federal court in Omaha for transportation of child pornography. United States District Judge Brian C. Buescher sentenced Eggiman to 78 months’ imprisonment. There is no parole in the federal system. After his release from prison, Eggiman will begin a five-year term of supervised release and will be required to register as a sex offender. Judge Buescher ordered Eggiman to pay $9,000 in restitution and a $5,000 JVTA special assessment.

On November 23, 2020, Yahoo! Inc., an Electronic Service Provider, identified at least one image of child pornography that was transported through Yahoo! email servers.  Yahoo! captured the Internet Protocol (IP) address that was used by the account user to transport the child pornography. Law enforcement obtained information related to the IP address, which ultimately identified Eggiman as the subscriber and that he resided in Omaha.

Members of the Omaha FBI's Child Exploitation and Human Trafficking Task Force executed a federal search warrant of Eggiman’s residence.  The FBI seized Eggiman’s digital devices.  Eggiman gave a voluntary statement to law enforcement during which he admitted to transporting and possessing child pornography.  A forensic review of Eggiman’s digital devices found 71 images and 3 videos of 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 Child Exploitation and Human Trafficking Task Force.

Updated October 14, 2022

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