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Winnebago Man Sentenced to 30 Months for Failing to Register as a Sex Offender

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

Acting U.S. Attorney Robert C. Stuart announced Tuesday that Duane L. Levering, 32, of Winnebago was sentenced in federal court in Omaha, Nebraska, for failing to register as a sex offender.  The Honorable John M. Gerrard, United States District Court Judge, sentenced Levering to 30 months’ imprisonment.  After his release from prison, Levering will serve a five-year term of supervised release.


Levering was convicted in the United States District Court for the District of Nebraska in 2005 for the aggravated sexual abuse of a minor.  He served an 87-month sentence.  In 2013, he was convicted for failing to register as a sex offender and served an 18-month term of imprisonment.


In January, 2017, Levering registered as a sex offender in Sioux City, Iowa.  The address he registered was non-existent.  He was found to be living in Winnebago, Nebraska, and was not registered with the Winnebago Tribe or the State of Nebraska as a sex offender.


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 U.S. Marshals Service.

Updated September 22, 2017

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