A 33-year-old Tilden, Nebraska man was sentenced in federal court in Omaha for receiving child pornography.
Brian D. Benedict received a five year rison term. There is no parole in the federal system. After his release from prison Benedict will begin a five year term of supervised release and be required to register as a sex offender.
An investigator with the Nebraska State Patrol was investigating individuals sharing child pornography on the internet last January. The investigator was successful in downloading a video of child pornography from Benedict’s computer.
That same day an investigator from the Hastings Police Department successfully downloaded another video of child pornography from the same computer.
Officers recovered 13 videos of child pornography and search terms designed to locate videos involving children as young as infants engaging in sexually explicit conduct. Benedict acknowledged searching for child pornography and downloading as many as 100 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