- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 27, 2014

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - A man already sentenced in California and Nebraska for sexual abuse of teenage girls has also been given a federal sentence for child pornography, according to Nebraska’s U.S. attorney.

Todd Tackwell, 39, formerly of Lincoln, on Tuesday was sentenced to 13 years in prison for receiving and distributing child pornography, U.S. Attorney Deborah R. Gilg said. He will be required to serve a life term of supervised release and register as a sex offender after he is out of prison.

Federal investigators first contacted Tackwell in August 2008 when he lived in Hastings, after law enforcement learned he was a subscriber to a commercial child pornography website. He was indicted in 2010 after investigators found pornographic videos on his computer.

In November, Tackwell was given 35 to 45 years in a Nebraska prison for child sexual assault, after pleading no contest. He admitted that he had a sexual relationship with a girl that started when she was 14.

Under Nebraska law, people 19 and over cannot have sexual contact with people under 16.

In California, Tackwell was convicted in April 2012 of having a sexual relationship with a 13-year-old girl. He is serving his California sentence of 25 years to life there. He’ll serve time in Nebraska if he’s ever released from custody in California.


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