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

Monday, April 23, 2018

Dyer Man Sentenced To 150 Months in Prison

For Accessing Child Pornography

HAMMOND- James Struensee, 48 years old, of Dyer, Indiana, was sentenced before Hammond District Court Judge Joseph S. Van Bokkelen following his plea of guilty for accessing an internet connected computer system with intent to view child pornography, announced U.S. Attorney Thomas L. Kirsch II.

Struensee was sentenced to 150 months imprisonment and 10 years of supervised release upon completion of his prison term.  He was also ordered to pay a fine of $40,000.

According to documents in this case, in 2015 Struensee logged into a website using a TOR browser to access child pornography involving prepubescent children.  Struensee admitted to, over the course of years, searching, accessing, and viewing over 200 images of child pornography.  In 2000, he was convicted of receipt of child pornography (via U.S. mail) in the Northern District of Illinois. 

This case was investigated by the FBI GRIT Task Force with the assistance of the Indiana State Police and was handled by Assistant United States Attorney Alexandra McTague.     


Project Safe Childhood
Updated April 23, 2018