Lincoln man sentenced after being found with over 17,000 images of child porn

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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – A Lincoln man will serve more than seven years behind bars on a child pornography charge, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.

Ismael Cuevas, 32, was sentenced Thursday to 87 months of imprisonment for receipt of child pornography.

Back in October 2020, a Nebraska State Patrol investigator used software to connect to Cuevas’ Internet Protocol address and downloaded four files.

Those files contained child porn, according to the attorney’s office.

In January 2021, authorities served a search warrant at Cuevas’ home and seized his phone.

Investigators found an app on the phone that was in the process of downloading multiple files of child pornography, the attorney’s office said.

Authorities also seized a USB drive and a laptop during the search.

The phone contained more than 100 videos and 17,430 photos of child pornography.

The USB drive and laptop held an additional 74 files of child porn, according to the attorney’s office.

Cuevas will also serve a seven-year term of supervised release.  There is no parole in the federal system.

In addition, Cuevas was ordered to pay $3,000, which will go toward funds established for victims of these type of cases.

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