York man sent to prison for third time for child porn convictions

YORK – Ryan Lambert, 30, of York, has been sentenced – for the third time – to prison for child pornography convictions.

His earlier convictions were also in York County.

In this latest case, he was initially facing five counts of possession of child pornography, all Class 1C felonies which carried possible maximum sentences of 5-50 years in prison per count.

Those were later amended to two counts of attempt of a Class 1 felony, which is a Class 2 felony, and he pleaded no contest to the amendments.

According to the affidavit filed with the court by an investigator with the Nebraska State Patrol, the NSP received a cybertip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children regarding the downloading of five videos in which children were the victims of sexual assault.

An internet provider was subpoenaed in order to identify the subscriber of the address to which the videos were provided.

It was found that the subscriber was in York and Lambert was a resident in that person’s home. It was also noted that Lambert is currently on the Nebraska Sex Offender Registry because of prior offenses of possession of child pornography. The first conviction was in 2016 and the second conviction was while he was still in prison while on work release in 2019.

The investigator, according to court documents, went to the address where Lambert was staying and spoke with him. The investigator says Lambert “admitted to creating the Dropbox account and it was named after his former cellmate from prison. He also handed the investigator his cell phone, as well as gave written consent for his phone to have data extraction.”

This week, in York County District Court, he was sentenced to a term of 6-12 years in prison. He was given the same sentence for each of the two convictions, but they will be served concurrently (at the same time), resulting in the 6-12-year sentence.

He was given credit for 15 days already served in the York County Jail.

He was ordered to continue registering as a sex offender.

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