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Hebron man sentenced in federal child porn case

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A Hebron man has been sentenced to more than six years in federal prison after pleading guilty to a charge of receiving child pornography, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Indiana said.

Daniel Bender, 52, was sentenced to 78 months in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, and ordered to pay $35,000 in restitution, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.

“According to documents in this case, in April 2016 a Task Force Officer (TFO) with the FBI Indianapolis Division reported activity on a file-sharing network,” the U.S. Attorney’s Office said. “The activity on this network was monitored with the TFO using specialized law enforcement software. The TFO downloaded and observed videos containing child pornography, specifically of prepubescent girls and boys engaged in sex acts with adults. The IP address related to these downloads was tracked to Bender’s home address. A search warrant was executed, recovering over 5,500 images and 1,900 videos of children and infants being sexually exploited, abused, tortured, and raped.”

The case was investigated by the FBI.


Posted 5/23/2018




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