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Linn Johnson Sentenced for Child Pornography

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Indiana

SOUTH BEND – United States Attorney for the Northern District of Indiana, David Capp, announced that Linn Johnson, age 40, of Michigan City, Indiana, was sentenced Thursday, October 8, 2015, in federal court by Judge Robert L. Miller,Jr. after his guilty plea to possession of child pornography.

Johnson was sentenced to 144 months’ imprisonment and 5 years supervised release.

According to documents in the case, on May 29 and 30, 2013, an undercover officer, working online, was able to download child pornography that was being shared by Johnson on the internet.  On December 6, 2013, officers served a search warrant at Johnson’s residence and seized a computer that contained child pornography.  His sentence was enhanced because Johnson admitted, when interviewed, to having molested a 7 year old child.  Johnson has been in custody since his arrest on December 6, 2014.

This case was the result of an investigation by Federal Bureau of Investigation and Michigan City Police Department.  The case was handled by the Assistant United States Attorney John M. Maciejczyk. 

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Updated October 14, 2015

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