A man with a local collection of more than 60 videos of child pornography will spend close to seven years in federal prison after being caught by the FBI Omaha Cyber Crimes Task Force.
In May 2011, Matthew McCann, 24, was served a search warrant on a residence where he was staying.
According to U.S. Attorney Deborah Gilg, McCann admitted to downloading child pornography daily for an extended period. He stated that he frequently deleted images and stated a preference for 10 year olds and older.
More than 60 videos of child pornography with a substantial amount involving prepubescent minors engaged in sexual acts were found on McCann’s computer.
The FBI laboratory was able to recover encrypted texts from McCann’s cell phone wherein he engaged in sexually explicit texts with a thirteen year old girl.
In addition to the 80 months in prison, McCann was also ordered to pay $2,500 in restitution to one of the victims depicted in his collection of child pornography.
This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation.
This matter was investigated by the Omaha FBI's Cyber Crime Task Force (CCTF), of which the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, is a partner. The Omaha CCTF is a multi-jurisdictional task force consisting of eleven federal, state and local law enforcement agencies from Nebraska and Iowa.