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Norfolk, Nebraska Man Sentenced for Receiving Child Pornography

U.S. Attorney’s Office October 05, 2009
  • District of Nebraska (402) 661-3700

United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg, the Nebraska State Patrol, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation announce the following information for the attention of the media:

Event Triggering this Release:

Mitchell L. Schultz, 51, of Norfolk, Nebraska, was sentenced for receiving child pornography. The Honorable Laurie Smith Camp sentenced Schultz to a 72-month term of imprisonment. After his release from prison, Schultz will begin a five-year term of supervised release.

On September 22, 2008, the Nebraska State Patrol was conducting an undercover investigation looking for individuals receiving and sharing child pornography using peer-to-peer Internet connections. They successfully downloaded a video of child pornography from Schultz’s shared file folder on his computer.

A search warrant was executed on November 3, 2008. Forensic analysis of the computer and CDs taken from the residence revealed 14 videos of child pornography. The videos included bondage and the sexual assault of a 3- or 4-year-old child.

Name of Defendant: Mitchell L. Schultz


Age: 51

City of residence: Norfolk, Nebraska

Crime(s) Charged and Potential Penalty (A CHARGE is merely an accusation and every defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty): Receipt of Child Pornography; Not less than five-20 years of imprisonment; $250,000 fine; both imprisonment and fine; not less than five years to life supervised release; $100 special assessment.

Specific Location of Alleged Crime: Norfolk, Nebraska

Location of Arrest: Norfolk, Nebraska

Alleged Dollar Loss/Type and Quantity of Drug:

Others Charged in Same Scheme:

Relevant Dates:

  • Date of Alleged Crime: On or before November 3, 2008
  • Federal Arrest Date: April 3, 2009
  • Date Complaint Issued:
  • Indictment Returned Date: December 17, 2008
  • Initial Appearance Date: April 3, 2009
  • Plea or Trial and Date(s): Pled on July 13, 2009
  • Sentencing Date: October 5, 2009
  • Next Court Hearing Type and Date: N/A

Assigned Magistrate Judge: The Honorable F.A. Gossett

Held without Bond, or Released from Custody: Released on bond with supervision and electronic monitoring

In Continuous Custody Since:

Assigned District Court Judge: The Honorable Laurie Smith Camp

Initials of Assigned AUSA/Preparer of THIS Release: MPN

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