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ISP: Portage man found in possession of child porn

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A Portage resident was booked into the Porter County Jail on charges of possession of child pornography and child exploitation, the Porter County Sheriff’s Police said.

According to the PCSP, Samuel Franco Jr., 38, of 428 Bronze, was arrested on those charges at 5 p.m. by Indiana State Police said.

The ISP, in its own statement, said that Franco’s arrest followed a month-long investigation. Around 9:30 a.m. Friday the ISP--including its Crime Against Children units and a mobile forensic laboratory--and the Portage Police Department served a warrant on computers used by Franko.

Franko was subsequently taken into custody at his residence.

“The investigation is continuing and other charges may be forthcoming,” the ISP said.


Posted 4/14/2014






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