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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, July 20, 2016

LaPorte Man Sentenced To 151 Months For Child Pornography

SOUTH BEND – United States Attorney for the Northern District of Indiana, David Capp, announced that Ronald E. Wheaton, 35, of LaPorte, Indiana was sentenced before Judge Jon E. DeGuilio for distribution of child pornography.

Wheaton was sentenced to 151 months’ imprisonment and 5 years of supervised release.

According to documents filed in this case, on March 17, 2014, Wheaton distributed child pornography to an undercover Indiana State Police officer using a peer-to-peer file sharing system online.  When officers executed a search warrant at his home on July 7, 2014, they discovered additional child pornography.   

This case was prosecuted as a result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Indiana State Police.  This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney John M. Maciejczyk

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Topic: 
Project Safe Childhood
Updated July 20, 2016