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
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.