Omaha Man Sentenced for Distribution and Receipt of Child Pornography
OMAHA, Neb. -- A 25-year-old Omaha man was sentenced in federal court on child pornography charges, it was announced Monday.
U.S. Attorney Jan Sharp said that Tyler Welsh was sentenced for distribution and receipt of child pornography.
Senior U.S. District Judge Joseph F. Bataillon sentenced Welsh to 60 months’ - about five years - imprisonment.
There is no parole in the federal prison system. After his release from prison, Welsh will serve 10 years of supervised release and will be required to register as a sex offender.
Welsh will also be required to pay $3,000 in restitution.
According to officials, in November 2018, agents with the FBI Child Exploitation and Human Trafficking Task Force began investigating Welsh after receiving a Cyber Tipline Report stating that a Dropbox user was uploading files of child pornography.
Authorities said that in August 2019, agents executed a search warrant at Welsh’s residence in Omaha and seized his electronic devices.
In addition to files stored on online storage platforms, Welsh had at least 248 images and 8 videos of child pornography saved on his cell phone.
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.