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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Indiana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, August 15, 2013

Federal Grand Jury In Fort Wayne Returns Indictments



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASECONTACT: Mary Hatton

www.usdoj.gov/usao/inn/ CELL: (219) 314-9993

mary.hatton@usdoj.gov

FortWayne,Indiana - TheUnited States Attorney's Office announced that a Grand Jury sitting in Fort Wayne, Indiana, returned the following Indictments on June 26, 2013:

Phillip Biddle, 36, of Kendallville, Indiana, is charged in a single count Indictment with knowingly possessing visual depictions of minor(s) engaged in sexually explicit conduct on or aboutJune15,2012.TheIndictmentalsoseekstheforfeitureofacomputerandaharddrive. Thischargewasfiledasaresultof aninvestigationbytheInternetCrimesAgainstChildren (ICAC)TaskForce.Thiscasehasbeenassigned toandwillbeprosecutedbyAssistantUnited States Attorney Lesley J. Miller Lowery.

Keith Kinney, 51, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, is charged in a single countIndictmentwith knowingly possessing visual depictions of minor(s) engaged in sexually explicit conduct on or aboutJuly11,2012.TheIndictmentalsoseekstheforfeitureofacomputerandaharddrive. Thischargewasfiledasaresultof aninvestigationbytheInternetCrimesAgainstChildren (ICAC)TaskForce.Thiscasehasbeenassigned toandwillbeprosecutedbyAssistantUnited States Attorney Lesley J. Miller Lowery.

TheUnitedStatesAttorney'sOfficeemphasizedthatanIndictmentismerelyanallegation and that all persons charged are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in court.

If convicted in court, any specific sentence to be imposed willbedetermined by the judge after a consideration of federal sentencing statutes and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.

Updated April 30, 2015