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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Fort Wayne Man Sentenced to 60 Months in Prison

For Receipt of Material Involving the Sexual Exploitation of Minors

FORT WAYNE – Timothy Boerger, 48 years old, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Chief Judge Theresa L. Springmann after pleading guilty to the receipt of material involving the sexual exploitation of minors, announced U.S. Attorney Kirsch.

Boerger was sentenced to 60 months imprisonment followed by 5 years of supervised release and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $3,000.00 to the victims of the offense.

According to documents in the case, between September, 2016 and January, 2017, Timothy Boerger received images of minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct. An FBI Task Force Officer conducting an online investigation of the BitTorrent network for offenders sharing child pornography identified a computer having an internet protocol address later determined to be associated with Boerger’s residence. The task force officer connected to that specific internet protocol address and was able to download and review a portion of the files Boerger had made available for sharing. The files identified contained images of children under the age of 18 in sexually suggestive poses and/or engaged in sexually explicit conduct.  Many of these images and/or videos depicted minor girls nude and/or partially nude.          

This case was investigated by the FBI with the assistance of the Fort Wayne Police Department and the Allen County Sheriff’s Department. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Lesley J. Miller Lowery.

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Topic(s): 
Project Safe Childhood
Updated August 29, 2018