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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, October 28, 2019

Fort Wayne Man Sentenced To 78 Months In Prison

For Receiving Materials Depicting The Sexual Exploitation Of A Minor

FORT WAYNE – Shea Smith, age 48, of Fort Wayne, Indiana was sentenced before U.S. District Court Judge Holly A. Brady upon his plea of guilty of receipt of material depicting the sexual exploitation of minors, announced U.S. Attorney Kirsch.

Smith was sentenced to 78 months in prison followed by 5 years of supervised release and was ordered to forfeit the items involved in the commission of the offense.

According to documents in this case, from approximately July 2014 through July 2017, Smith received materials depicting the sexual exploitation of minors.  In his plea agreement, Smith  agreed to forfeit the following items: desktop computers, laptop computers, a camera and a hard drive. 

The case was investigated by FBI’s Violent Crimes Against Children (VCAC) Task Force.  The case was handled by Assistant United States Attorney Lesley J. Miller Lowery.

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Topic(s): 
Project Safe Childhood
Updated October 28, 2019