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Walthill Man Sentenced for Transfer of Obscene Material a Minor

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

United States Attorney Steven Russell announced that Chief United States District Court Judge Robert F. Rossiter, Jr. sentenced Michael Tyndall, Jr., 23, of Walthill, Nebraska, to 18 months’ incarceration for Transfer of Obscene Material to a Minor on May 15, 2023. There is no parole in the federal system. After his release, Tyndall will serve a two-year term of supervised release.

In October 2022, Tyndall used Snapchat to send an obscene photograph of his penis to a 13-year-old minor. Tyndall messaged the minor victim questions about sexual history and preferences. The minor victim reported Tyndall’s conduct to a trusted adult, who notified law enforcement.

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 U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and 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.


Michael Norris - Criminal Chief (402) 661-3700

Updated May 17, 2023

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