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Omaha man sentenced for distributing child pornography

Posted at 4:58 PM, Mar 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-08 17:58:49-05

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — United States Attorney Joe Kelly announced Friday that 65-year-old Gregory Bartunek of South Omaha will spend approximately 17 years in federal prison for distributing child pornography.

On March 26, 2016, Bartunek's computer was observed using an online chat service to distribute images of prepubescent minors engaged in a sexual act. The same chat service observed a computer from his residence sending another image of child pornography in April.

The following month, members of the FBI Cyber Crimes Task Force served a search warrant at Bartunek's South Omaha residence, according to a release from the Department of Justice.

Along with seizing computers, agents observed four life-sized infant dolls and toddler dolls. Two of the dolls had male genitalia attached and all were clothed in children's underwear.

More children's underwear was discovered mixed with Bartunek's in his dresser.

Bartunek was a computer specialist and deleted numerous videos and photos from his hard drives; however, advanced forensics were able to recover the files. More than 40 titles indicative of child pornography were found, along with images from the aforementioned chat service.

Bartunek was sentenced Friday and will spend 204 months in federal prison. After his release, he will begin a 15-year term of supervised release and be required to register as a sex offender.