Feb 15, 2020 7:10 PM

Western Nebraska man sentenced to prison for producing child porn

Posted Feb 15, 2020 7:10 PM

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A 34-year-old North Platte man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for conspiracy and production of child pornography.

Federal prosecutors for Nebraska say Mathew Goad was sentenced Thursday in Lincoln's federal court and ordered to undergo a lifetime of supervision upon his release from prison.

He must also register as a sex offender and pay $3,600 in restitution.

Investigators say a March 2019 search of a home in Kansas City, Missouri, investigators found that Goad sent the Kansas City resident a video recording of himself sexually assaulted a child.

Agents then searched electronic devices seized from Goad and found about 3,400 images and 800 videos of child pornography.

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Amid coronavirus fears, a second wave of flu hits US kids

NEW YORK (AP) — A second wave of flu is hitting the U.S., turning this into one of the nastiest seasons for children in a decade.

Health officials Friday said 92 flu-related deaths have already been reported in children.

Experts say it is potentially a bad time for an extended flu season, given concerns about the new coronavirus out of China.

If the coronavirus starts spreading in the U.S., there could be confusion about whether people are getting sick with it or the flu. But health officials are trying to use labs that test for flu to check for coronavirus, too.