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Gary Man Sentenced to 240 Months in Prison

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Indiana
For Crimes Against Children Offense

HAMMOND- Joshua Jensen, 27 years old, of Gary, Indiana, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Philip P. Simon on his plea of guilty to production of child pornography, announced United States Attorney Clifford D. Johnson.

Jensen was sentenced to 240 months in prison followed by 5 years of supervised release.

According to documents in the case, Jensen produced child pornography with a victim who was less than five years of age.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Gary Police Department, and the Porter County Sheriff’s Department.  This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Emily Morgan.

The case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood. In 2006, the Department of Justice created Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative designed to protect children from exploitation and abuse. Led by the U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and the DOJ’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who exploit children, as well as identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit .


Updated February 21, 2023