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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Lafayette Man Sentenced to 78 Months in Prison

For Possession of Child Pornography

HAMMOND- David L. Adams, 62, of Lafayette, Indiana, was sentenced before District Court Judge James T. Moody on his plea to possession of child pornography, announced U.S. Attorney Kirsch.

Adams received a sentence of 78 months in prison followed by 5 years of supervised release. 

According to documents filed in this case, a Task Force Officer (TFO) of the FBI’s Child Exploitation Task Force in Indianapolis reported internet-connected activity with a file sharing network they were monitoring using law enforcement software, that connects and downloads or attempts to download known child pornography images.  The TFO using this software observed 72 videos containing child pornography from an Internet Protocol (IP) address that was later determined to be the defendant’s home, where he lived with a relative.   A search warrant was obtained for the defendant’s home where electronics containing additional images and videos of child pornography were seized.  During the search warrant, the defendant was not initially home, however, he arrived while the search warrant was still being executed, and attempted to flee in his vehicle when he saw law enforcement at his home. In the process of fleeing, the defendant almost hit several agents and TFOs that were on scene with his vehicle.  The defendant did return a short time later, and was charged locally for his assault on law enforcement.  The forensic examination of Adam’s computer revealed 81 videos and 6 images of child pornography with children under 12, including some videos with file names indicating the children were as young as 8 or 9 years old. 

This case was investigated by the FBI and was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Maria N. Lerner. 

 

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Topic(s): 
Project Safe Childhood
Updated August 14, 2018