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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Fort Wayne Man Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison

For Production of Child Pornography

FORT WAYNE – Larson Wuest, 30 years old, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Holly A. Brady after pleading guilty to production of child pornography, announced United States Attorney Clifford D. Johnson.

Wuest was sentenced to 180 months in prison followed by 5 years of supervised release.

According to documents in this case, in February of 2019, Wuest began chatting with an FBI Online Covert Employee (OCE) using various social media platforms.  During their communications, Wuest sent nude photographs of a twelve-year-old girl to the OCE. The investigation later revealed that Wuest previously met this girl on another social media platform and had persuaded and enticed her to take the photographs and send them to him.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation with the assistance of the Fort Wayne Police Department.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Lesley J. Miller Lowery.

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Project Safe Childhood
Updated December 8, 2021