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Wilber Man Sentenced to 13 Years for Possession of Child Pornography

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

Acting United States Attorney Susan Lehr announced that Kenneth Brinton, 65, formerly of Wilber, Nebraska, was sentenced today in Lincoln, Nebraska, by Senior United States District Judge John M. Gerrard for one count of possession of child pornography. Brinton was sentenced to 156 months in prison and will serve 13 years on supervised release. There is no parole in the federal system.

The investigation of this case began when Saline County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) was informed that Brinton was arrested by the Beatrice Police Department for sexual assault of a child, child enticement, and additional charges regarding a minor. SCSO officers applied for a search of Brinton’s residence to further that investigation. During the execution of the search warrant, numerous videos of child pornography were located on Brinton’s computer. Overall, there were 57 videos and 8 images that contained child pornography located on Brinton’s electronic storage devices. Some of the files depicted minor females in the bathroom of Brinton’s residence. Brinton appeared in many of the videos as he turned on and off the camera before the minor would enter to use the bathroom. During the investigation he admitted to recording and saving these videos.

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 and the Saline County Sheriff’s Office.


Donald Kleine, Chief, General Criminal Unit (402) 661-3700

Updated October 3, 2023

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