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Omaha Man Sentenced for Transporting Minor for Prostitution

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

Acting United States Attorney Steven A. Russell announced that Jonte L. Fuller, age 35, of Omaha, was sentenced today by the Honorable Brian C. Buescher, United States District Judge, to 120 months imprisonment, to be followed by 5 years of supervised release.  Fuller pled guilty in April 2022 to Transporting a Minor to Engage in Prostitution. 

In about September 2020, a 16-year-old who had run from home met Fuller and his co-defendant Phillip Gonzales in Omaha.  Gonzales took photos of the minor and placed them in advertisements he posted on a website used to advertise commercial sex, using an account under Fuller’s name and email address.  Gonzales initially did not have a car, so Fuller drove the minor to “out calls” where s/he engaged in commercial sex with customers.  The minor provided a portion of the money s/he received from such out calls to Fuller. 

On or about October 2, 2020, Fuller drove Gonzales, the minor and an adult from Iowa to a residence in Bellevue, Nebraska for an out call.  At the residence, both the minor and the adult engaged in commercial sex with a customer. 

Gonzales pled guilty in in February 2022 to Producing Visual Depiction of Minor Engaging in Sexually Explicit Conduct and was sentenced on May 25, 2022 to 180 months imprisonment.  

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

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Omaha Police Department.

Updated July 28, 2022

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