Court Updates: Daniel Russo III

An Omaha, Neb., man who was arrested and charged in May has been sentenced, after he entered a plea of no contest to the charges brought against him in September 2018. According to Nemaha County Attorney Brad Lippert, Daniel Russo III, 48, appeared in court Thursday, Nov. 1, and was sentenced by District Judge John Weingart.

“District Judge John Weingart sentenced Daniel Russo III to a total of 118 months in prison,” Lippert said. “This sentence was suspended, and Russo was placed on probation for 36 months. As a condition of his probation, he must serve 60 days in the Nemaha County Jail. Russo was also ordered to register as a sex offender for a period of 25 years.”

Russo was arrested May 7, 2018, and was charged with two counts of sexual exploitation of a child. Lippert said in May that a complaint was filed in the District Court of Nemaha County that alleged Russo persuaded, induced or enticed a child under 18 years of age to engage in sexually explicit conduct with the intent to promote the performance. It was also alleged that Russo promoted a performance that included sexually explicit conduct by a child under 18 years of age.

This case was investigated by the Nemaha County Sheriff’s Department, the Hiawatha Police Department, and the Omaha Police Department.

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