Ogallala man sentenced to prison for child pornography

U.S. Attorney Deborah Gilg announced Monday that Ryan D. Freitag, 28, of Ogallala, Nebraska was sentenced in federal court in Omaha to 35 months in prison for possessing child pornography. There is no parole in the federal system. After his release from prison Freitag will serve a ten year term of supervised release. He will also be required to register as a sex offender.

Freitag entered into an internet relationship with a 15 year old girl residing in West Virginia. The girl sent a series of images to Freitag consisting of erotica and child pornography. The child pornography consisted of the girl engaged in sexually explicit conduct.

Investigation by the Nebraska State Patrol revealed Freitag as the individual receiving child pornography. He also sent photographs of his genitalia to the fifteen year old girl.

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