A Missouri man who temporarily resided in Nebraska City received his sentencing for the distribution of child pornography on Friday, United States Attorney Jan Sharp announced.
Chief United States District Judge Robert F. Rossiter Jr. sentenced Charles Ryan Croney to over eight years in federal prison with seven years of supervised release and $36,000 in restitution fees.
On January 1, 2020, Croney uploaded two images of child pornography to an online chat group. A month later a federal search warrant was executed at Croney’s temporary residence in Nebraska City, Nebraska.
During the search agents obtained Croney’s cell phone. They discovered about 400 images of child pornography. As the search continued additional child pornography was found on his online Discord account.
This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse.
For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov. -30-