Beatrice man arrested for child pornography

A Beatrice man was arrested Thursday at his residence after an investigation allegedly uncovered hundreds of pictures of child pornography on the hard drive of his computer.

Lamont L. Hornbeak, 34, of 1800 Scott St., Apt. 101, was arrested Thursday afternoon at his residence on suspicion of two counts of possession of child pornography.

Hornbeak’s arrest was the result of an investigation that began Oct. 31 in which an investigator with the Nebraska State Patrol using software to track child pornography allegedly found a computer at Hornbeak’s residence had been trafficking such images.

On Thursday, a search warrant was executed at the residence. When a hard drive from a computer at the residence was searched, the investigator allegedly found several sexually explicit video files, many of which involved children.

Information in a court affidavit indicates Hornbeak allegedly admitted to downloading pornography from the Internet but never intended to download pornography involving children. He also allegedly told the investigator that he had accidentally downloaded child pornography in the past but had always deleted the files.

Possession of child pornography is a Class IV felony and is punishable by a maximum sentence of five years imprisonment and a $10,000 fine.

Published in: on December 2, 2007 at 7:10 am  Leave a Comment  

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