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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, July 30, 2018

Fort Wayne Man Sentenced to 180 Months in Prison

For Possession and Receipt of Material Depicting Minors Engaged in Sexually Explicit Conduct

FORT WAYNE – Darin Kaufman, 37 years old, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Theresa L. Springmann, after pleading guilty to one count of Receipt of Material Depicting Minors Engaged in Sexually Explicit Conduct and one count of Possession of Material Depicting Minors Engaged in Sexually Explicit Conduct, announced U.S. Attorney Kirsch.

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

According to documents in this case, from January 2014 through November 2014,  Kaufman received and possessed child pornography.  Found in his possession were images from different child pornography series that are known to law enforcement.  Kaufman entered a plea of guilty for the charges mentioned above in May of 2016.  He has been in custody since his arrest stemming from these charges.   

This case was investigated by the FBI and the Fort Wayne Police Department.  This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Lesley J. Miller Lowery.

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Project Safe Childhood
Updated July 30, 2018