Ogallala Man Sentenced for Possession of Child Pornography

sex-offendersAn Ogallala man will spend the next 35 months in federal prison after he was sentenced for possessing child pornography.

According to a news release from Deborah Gilg, United States Attorney, 28-year-old Ryan Freitag was sentenced by the Honorable Laurie Smith Camp on Monday.

Prosecutors say Freitag entered into an internet relationship with a 15-year-old girl who lived in West Virginia. ¬†They say the girl sent Freitag a series of images consisting of “erotica and child pornography.” In return, Freitag sent pictures of his genitalia to the girl.

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. It is led by United States Attorneys¬†Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS).

Freitag will serve a ten year term of supervised release after his release from prison, and will be required to register as a sex offender.

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    One more off the ‘streets’…not long enough though!

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