Bellevue Police say 35 year old James Klinkner was arrested for 31 counts of distribution of child pornography. Investigator Laurie Synowiecki says Klinkner worked as a child care provider in Omaha.
Klinkner was arrested after a nine month investigation that involved the Nebraska State Patrol and the Internet Crimes Against Children Unit. Synowiecki says the investigation began with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children receiving a cyber tip from someone in Germany who reportedly received the images from Klinkner.
Another tip was received by an internet service provider, reporting the transmission of the same images. Police say Klinkner had possesion of two images of child pornography and distributed them 31 times on the internet.
The children in the images are believed to be between 8 and 11 years old. A search warrant was served at Klinkner's house and his computer was seized.
Bellevue Police say Klinkner worked at the La Petitte Academy in Omaha and is being held at the Sarpy County Jail.