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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, September 22, 2016

Springfield Man Sentenced for Possession of Child Pornography

United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg announced that Jeffery Robinson, 40, of Springfield, Nebraska, was sentenced on September 22, 2016, in Lincoln, Nebraska, to 6 years in prison by Senior United States District Judge Richard G. Kopf, for possession of child pornography.  After serving his prison term, Robinson will be on supervised release for 5 years and must register as a sex offender. 

On March 3, 2015, while reviewing data for Peer-to-Peer investigations, an Investigator with the Nebraska Attorney General’s Office observed an IP address making known child pornography files available for sharing.  On March 25, 2015, the Investigator’s computer made a direct connection with this same IP address and downloaded several digital files.  The Investigator viewed these files and found that one video file depicted a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct.   Further investigation determined the physical location of the internet service to be in Springfield, Sarpy County, Nebraska, and the subscriber as Jeffery Robinson.

On May 4, 2015, a search warrant was executed at Robinson’s home.  Investigators performed an on-scene preview of one of Robinson’s computers.  The examination revealed multiple child pornography images and videos, and the IP address matched-up with what the Investigator had earlier observed through his online investigation.  Seized from the location were two (2) computers, two (2) flash drives, one (1) SanDisk micro SD card, two external (2) hard drives, twenty-one (21) CD/DVDs, and one (1) Kindle Fire.  A forensic examination was completed on the seized computer equipment.  More than 31,000 “files of interest” related to past child pornography investigations were found on the computer equipment, including files which depicted minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct, including prepubescent minors or minors who had not attained 12 years of age.

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 Nebraska Attorney General’s Office.

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Updated October 3, 2016