United States Attorney David Capp

Northern District of Indiana

M01-204 S. Main Street

South Bend, IN 46601

Hammond                                                 South Bend                                               Fort Wayne

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                         CONTACT: Mary L. Hatton June 22, 2010                                                                                   PHONE: (219) 937-5603 www.usdoj.gov/usao/inn/                                                                   Fax: (219) 852-2770FEDERAL GRAND JURY IN SOUTH BEND RETURNS INDICTMENTS

South Bend, IN—The United States Attorney's Office announced that a Grand Jury sitting in South Bend, Indiana, returned the following Indictment on June 9, 2010:

William H. Sheperd, 20, of Mishawaka, Indiana, was charged in a one count Indictment with knowingly possessing and accessing, including through the use of a computer, materials containing child pornography. These charges were filed as the result of an investigation by the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Indiana State Police and the Baltimore County Police. This case has been assigned to and will prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney John M. Maciejczyk

The specific sentence in each case to be imposed upon conviction will be determined by the judge after a consideration of federal sentencing statutes and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.

The United States Attorney's Office emphasized that an Indictment is merely an allegation and that all persons charged are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in court.