Milwaukee Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Receiving Child Pornography
A Milwaukee man was sentenced today to 10 years in prison for receiving more than one million images of child pornography, announced Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and Acting U.S. Attorney Gregory J. Haanstad of the Eastern District of Wisconsin.
Jeffrey Feldman, 48, of Milwaukee, pleaded guilty in April 2015 to one count of receipt of child pornography. The sentence was imposed by U.S. District Judge Lynn S. Adelman of the Eastern District of Wisconsin.
According both to admissions made in connection with his guilty plea and to information introduced at sentencing, in January 2013, FBI special agents detected Feldman sharing files containing child pornography over the Internet via a peer-2-peer network. During a subsequent search of Feldman’s residence, agents recovered numerous encrypted computers and electronic storage devices. And forensic analyses of those devices revealed that Feldman had received over one million files that included child pornography images and videos.
The case was investigated by the FBI. The case was prosecuted by Trial Attorney Jeffrey Zeeman of the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS) and Assistant U.S. Attorney Karine Moreno-Taxman of the Eastern District of Wisconsin.
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.projectsafechildhood.gov.