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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, June 13, 2019

Highland, Indiana Man Sentenced To 30 Years In Prison

For Production and Possession Of Child Pornography

HAMMOND –Alan Piwowar, 34, of Highland, Indiana was sentenced today by U.S. District Court Judge Joseph S. Van Bokkelen after pleading guilty to production and possession of child pornography, announced U.S. Attorney Kirsch.   

Piwowar was sentenced to serve a total of 360 months in prison, 15 years of supervised release and ordered to pay $50,000 in restitution.

According to his plea agreement, in October 2008, Piwowar knowingly caused a 2-year-old child in his custody, care, or supervisory control to engage in sexually explicit conduct and took photographs. Piwowar admitted that he touched the child with the intent to sexually arouse or gratify himself. In April 2018, Piwowar also possessed depictions of other minors under the age of 18 being caused to engage in sexually explicit acts with adults. After learning he was under investigation for child pornography offenses, Piwowar sought to destroy evidence of his crimes. 

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The case was handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jill R. Koster.

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Project Safe Childhood
Updated June 13, 2019