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

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Former Saint John, Indiana Resident Charged

With Possession of Child Pornography

HAMMOND – The United States Attorney for the Northern District of Indiana, Thomas L. Kirsch II, announced that Christopher Raciti, age 48, formerly of Saint John, Indiana, was charged by Information with possession of child pornography.


According to documents filed in the case, between November 7, 2015 and continuing through March 9, 2016, Raciti knowingly possessed more than 600 visual depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct on his computer.   A petition to enter a plea of guilty was filed in conjunction with the Information.


The United States Attorney’s office emphasizes that an Information is merely an allegation and that all persons are presumed innocent until, and unless proven guilty in court.


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


This information results from an investigation conducted by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) with the case being handled by Assistant United States Attorney Toi Denise Houston.

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Updated January 10, 2018