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Fast food manager named in child porn complaint has moved roommate says

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A Chesterton fast-food restaurant manager, free on a $20,000 bond after being named in a federal complaint alleging his possession of child pornography, no longer resides at the Portage address listed in the complaint, his former roommate told the Chesterton Tribune today.

Michael A. Hostetler has moved out of the home, in the 7000 block of Nottingham Ave. in Portage, which he shared with the restaurant’s assistant manager.

The complaint against Hostetler, filed by the FBI, does not name the fast-food restaurant in question.

The complaint alleges that “several videos depicting minors in sexually explicit conduct” were found on a laptop in Hostetler’s bedroom.

The complaint also alleges that Hostetler admitted having sex with one of his employees, a 16-year-old girl, following a party were alcohol was served, although at the time he said he believed that she was 18.

Hostetler was released after posting a $20,000 bond, and his roommate said that he does not know where Hostetler is now residing. His roommate also declined to identify the restaurant at which he worked with Hostetler.


Posted 7/5/2012