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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Nebraska

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, August 22, 2019

Sex Offender Sentenced to 30 Months for Failing to Register

United States Attorney Joe Kelly announced that Travis M. Knipp was sentenced in federal court in Omaha for failing to register as a sex offender. The Honorable Robert F. Rossiter, Jr. sentenced Knipp to 30 months’ imprisonment. There is no parole in the federal prison system. After his release from prison Knipp will begin a five year term of supervised release. A condition of supervised release requires placement at a halfway house for 180 days.

Knipp was convicted of attempted criminal enticement in Sarpy County in 2016. As a result of this conviction Knipp was required to register as a sex offender for fifteen years. He was previously convicted in Page County, Iowa of failing to register.  Knipp then registered as a sex offender living in Iowa. In November 2017, Knipp left his Iowa residence and moved to Nebraska. He failed to register as a sex offender in Nebraska.

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 www.projectsafechildhood.gov.

This case was investigated by the United States Marshals Service.

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Updated August 23, 2019