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United States of America v. Diego Vigil
District of Nebraska Federal Courthouse - Lincoln, Nebraska
Case Number: 8:17-cr-00120-RFR-SMB
Judge: Robert f. Rossiter, Jr.
Court: United States District Court for the District of Nebraska (Lancaster County)
Plaintiff's Attorney: Michael P. Norris
Defendant's Attorney: Kelly M. Steenbock - FPD
Description: Lincoln, NE - Omaha Man Sentenced to 7 Years for Distribution of Child Pornography
Diego Vigil, 36, of Omaha, Nebraska, was sentenced in federal court for receiving and distributing child pornography. The Honorable Robert F. Rossiter, Jr., sentenced Vigil to 7 years imprisonment. There is no parole in the federal system. After his release from prison, Vigil will begin a ten-year term of supervised release and will be required to register as a sex offender.
On three separate dates between May 12, 2016, and January 29, 2017, officers were able to download images of child pornography from Vigil’s computer. Many of the images involved infants and toddlers.
A search warrant was executed on Vigil’s home on March 3, 2017. He admitted to downloading images of child pornography. More than 200 videos and 4,000 images involving the sexual exploitation of minors were recovered. The images involved an age range of infant and toddler to approximately 13 years.
This case was investigated by the Omaha FBI's Cyber Crime Task Force (CCTF).
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 Attorney’s 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.