WASHINGTON — A Nebraska man was sentenced Monday to six years in prison for accessing with an intent to view child pornography, announced Acting Assistant Attorney General John P. Cronan of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney Joseph P. Kelly of the District of Nebraska.
Dick Wollman, 60, of Omaha, Nebraska, pleaded guilty on Oct. 16, 2017 to accessing with the intent to view child pornography. U.S. District Court Judge Laurie Smith Camp of the District of Nebraska sentenced Wollman and also ordered him to serve 10 years of supervised release.
According to facts admitted by Wollman during the guilty plea, law enforcement identified Wollman as a user of an Internet-based video conferencing platform used to stream images and videos of child pornography during group video chats. Wollman was observed by law enforcement viewing videos and images of prepubescent child pornography being streamed on the platform. The defendant further admitted that he accessed the video conferencing platform more than a hundred times between November 2015 and February 2017 to view child pornography.
The charges are the result of an investigation by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations. The matter is being prosecuted by Trial Attorney Kaylynn N. Shoop of the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS) and Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael P. Norris of the District of Nebraska.
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 U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and 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.justice.gov/psc.