Omaha man sentenced for trafficking minors

The case is part of Project Safe Childhood, an initiative around the nation that combats child sexual exploitation and abuse.
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – A federal court in Omaha sentenced a 32-year-old man for conspiracy to sex traffic a minor on Friday.

Federal agents investigated a case of two Omaha foster children who went missing from their home in September 2020.

Federal agents discovered Holbert picked up the two children, aged 16 and 17 and brought them to a hotel.

Holbert used the victims to post online advertisements for commercial sex acts. According to the Department of Justice, both victims took place in sex acts for money with Holbert and others.

The court sentenced Thomas Holbert of Omaha to 235 months’ imprisonment with 5 years of supervised release and the requirement to register as a sex offender.

The case is part of Project Safe Childhood, an initiative around the nation that combats child sexual exploitation and abuse.

Homeland Security Investigations, the Omaha Police Department and the Nebraska Attorney General’s office worked together to investigate the case.

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