Nebraska man sentenced for possession of child pornography
OMAHA, Neb. (KTIV) - Joshua Hirsh, 25, was sentenced for the possession of child pornography. The Honorable Lyle E. Strom sentenced Hirsh to the custody of the United States Bureau of Prisons for a term of 84 months. After his release from prison, Hirsh will begin a term of supervised release of 5 years.
The Nebraska State Patrol executed a search warrant on Hirsh's residence on April 11, 2008. Hirsh was in the basement. A computer tower, a hard dive and other media were found in the basement. Video files of child pornography were observed on his Limewire shared file folder. A forensic review of the computer revealed five videos of known child pornography stored in saved files.
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. Led by United States Attorneys' Offices and the Criminal Division's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS), Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov.