Omaha man sentenced for child pornography charge
OMAHA, Neb. -- A man from Omaha was sentenced to 8 1/2 years in prison for child pornography.
U.S. Attorney Steven Russell said 25-year-old Jeremy Boyd, of Omaha, was sentenced in federal court in Omaha on Friday. He was charged for receipt and distribution of child pornography. Boyd will serve 102 months in prison with a five-year term of supervised release after. There is no parole in the federal system. Boyd also has to pay an assessment of $1,500 to victims of child pornography offenses.
According to court documents, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) sent a CyberTip to the Nebraska Internet Crimes against Children (ICAC) Task Force in Lincoln on April 6, 2020. The CyberTip was received by NCMEC from MediaLab/Kik on Feb. 27, 2020.
Officials said Kik is a freeware instant messaging mobile app. A Kik user reportedly uploaded multiple video files that had child pornography. An investigator looked over the video files and confirmed they had child pornography on them.
Authorities said they used the Kik account information to get the suspect’s IP address, which led them to Boyd’s home. They used a warrant and searched the home on July 2, 2020. Three devices (a black gaming computer, an LG Tribute smartphone, and a Lexar USB flash drive) were taken.
According to court documents, Boyd admitted to receiving and looking at child pornography and having used the Kik app before. The gaming computer had another 16 digital videos about child pornography and at least one video showed the sexual abuse or exploitation of a three- to five-year-old girl.
The case was investigated by the Nebraska Internet Crimes against Children (ICAC) Task Force.