A Portage man
turned himself in at the Porter County Jail today after being charged with
five counts of possession of child pornography, the Indiana State Police
police, Michael DeYoung, 39, was charged after the ISP Crimes Against
Children unit began investigation of a tip, received in January, that
DeYoung was uploading child pornography.
A search warrant
was subsequently executed at his residence 5424 Clem Road on April 17.
Evidence was collected at the scene and five counts of possession of child
pornography were filed against DeYoung on Tuesday, police said.
Possession of child
pornography is a Class D felony punishable by a term of six months to three
included ISP Crimes Against Children Unit Det. Tracy Kunstek, Det. Jennifer
Richmond, ISP Sgt. Jeremy Chapman, and Sgt. Alva Whited, as well as the
Portage Police Department and Department of Homeland Security.
Anyone wishing to
provide a tip concerning child pornography can contact their local ISP post
or the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.