Gering man jailed in state's largest-ever child porn case

Authorities are now releasing details about the arrest of a Panhandle man in what’s believed to be the state’s largest-ever child porn case.
Twenty-eight-year-old Thomas Schildt of Gering was arrested Tuesday after authorities from Scotts Bluff County and the Attorney General’s Office Rural Cybercrime Unit searched Schildt’s residence.
The search uncovered seven hard drives, one of which had over 200,000 images and videos related to child sexual exploitation according to a press release.
Bruning says, “In terms of sheer numbers of images and videos of child sexual exploitation, this is the largest case our office has seen.”
Schildt is being held in the Scotts Bluff County Jail and more charges may be filed as investigators review the remaining hard drives.
Dave Collins, KSID, Sidney