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York Man Sentenced for Receipt, Distribution and Possession of Child Pornography

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

Acting United States Attorney Susan Lehr announced that Jerry W. Lackey, 36, of York, Nebraska,  was sentenced December 7, 2023, in federal court in Lincoln, Nebraska for receipt, distribution and possession of child pornography. Senior United States District Judge John M. Gerrard sentenced Lackey to a total of 64 months’ imprisonment. There is no parole in the federal system. After Lackey’s release from prison, he will begin a 7-year term of supervised release.

In December of 2022, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children reported a CyberTip to the Nebraska State Patrol that an individual was sending child pornography to others. The report included the email address, username, and IP address associated with the offending account, as well as several offending videos.

Investigators obtained subpoenas and were able to identify the subscriber as Lackey.  A search warrant for the residence was obtained and executed. In executing the warrant, officers made contact with Lackey at the residence. In an interview with investigators, Lackey admitted to downloading and viewing the child pornography.   

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 Nebraska State Patrol.


Lecia Wright, Supervisory Assistant U.S. Attorney
(402) 661-3700

Updated December 8, 2023

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