Friday, October 16, 2020

Omaha Man Sentenced to 66 Months for Transporting Child Pornography

 United States Attorney Joe Kelly announced that Jack Lee, 38, of Omaha, Nebraska, was sentenced today in federal court in Omaha for transporting child pornography. United States District Judge Brian C. Buescher sentenced Lee to 66 months’ imprisonment. There is no parole in the federal prison system. After his release from prison, Lee will serve an eight-year term of supervised release and will be required to register as a sex offender.

In December 2018, agents with Homeland Security Investigations (“HSI”) in Ottawa, Canada sent information to HSI agents in Omaha regarding a Kik user who had uploaded an image of child pornography on the Kik application in November 2018. HSI agents began investigating the report, and in May 2019, executed a search warrant at Lee’s residence. During an interview with agents, Lee admitted to viewing child pornography on his cell phone. Agents seized and forensically examined Lee’s cell phone and observed at least 75 images and 43 videos of children ranging in age from 5 to 16 years old engaged in sexual acts, as well as approximately 726 images depicting naked children who were not engaged in sexual acts.

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 Homeland Security Investigations.

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