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

Friday, January 25, 2013

Week In Review – South Bend

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASECONTACT: Mary L. Hatton Fax: (219) 852-2770

South Bend, Indiana -- The United States Attorney’s Office announced today that:


Shawn Lunsford , 34, of Peru, Indiana, pled guilty before Magistrate Judge Christopher Nuechterlein to the felony offense of possession of child pornography.Magistrate Nuechterlein is recommending that the district court accept the tendered guilty plea.Parties have 10 days in which to object to the magistrate judge’s recommendation. Sentencing has been set for 4/25/13.This case resulted from an investigation by members of the Indiana Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation.This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney John Maciejczyk.

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


David Blystone, 45, of Rochester, Indiana, was sentenced by District Judge Robert Miller, Jr. to 18 months imprisonment and 1 year of supervised release after pleading guilty to the felony offense of possession of a machine gun.According to documents filed in this case, Blystone bought kits and manufactured fully automatic weapons, fireworks and destructive devices.This case was the result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jesse Barrett.

Updated April 30, 2015