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

Friday, July 21, 2017

Hammond Man Indicted For Receipt and Possession of Child Pornography

HAMMOND - Acting United States Attorney Clifford D. Johnson announced that a federal grand jury sitting in Hammond has returned a 2-count indictment against Charles Stroud, age 73, of Hammond, Indiana.


According to the indictment, between January 2015 and August 2016, Stroud received child pornography. On or about August 2016, Stroud was also found in possession of child pornography.


If you have any information about Stroud’s activities involving children, please contact Task Force Officer Jones at the Federal Bureau of Investigation at 219-942-4900.


The United States Attorneys Office emphasized that an Indictment is merely an allegation and that all persons charged are presumed innocent until, and unless, proven guilty in court.


If convicted in court, any specific sentence to be imposed will be determined by the judge after a consideration of federal sentencing statutes and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.


This case is the result of the investigative efforts of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Indiana State Police. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jill R. Koster.

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Updated July 21, 2017