A Nebraska man was sentenced today to 35 years in prison to be followed by lifetime supervised release for producing child pornography in 2016, announced Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney Joseph P. Kelly of the District of Nebraska.
Steven R. Carlson, 38, of Omaha, Nebraska, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Robert F. Rossiter Jr. of the District of Nebraska.
According to admissions made in connection with his guilty plea, in May 2016, Carlson filmed himself engaging in forcible, sexual acts with a non-communicative minor. A search warrant executed on Carlson’s residence resulted in the discovery of hundreds of images of child pornography involving minors including infants and toddlers.
The FBI Cyber Crimes Task Force investigated this case. Trial Attorney William M. Grady of the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS) and Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael P. Norris of the District of Nebraska prosecuted the case.