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Friday, April 5, 2019

Lafayette Man Sentenced to 70 Months in Prison for Possession of Child Pornography

HAMMOND – Dennis A. Jones, 47 years old, of Lafayette, Indiana, was sentenced by District Court Judge Philip P. Simon on his plea of guilty to possession of child pornography, announced U.S. Attorney Kirsch.

Jones was sentenced to 70 months imprisonment followed by 5 years supervised release and ordered to pay $25,000 in restitution to five victims. 

According to court documents, between February 2015 and January 2016, Jones downloaded and received child pornography from the internet, including the dark web.  Law enforcement found Jones in possession of over 2,000 still images and over 45 videos depicting minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct including materials featuring prepubescent minors and materials depicting torture and violence against children. 

This case was investigated by the FBI with the assistance of the Lafayette Police Department and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Abizer Zanzi.

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Updated April 5, 2019