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

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Mark D. Speer Sentenced for Possession of Child Pornography

HAMMOND – United States Attorney for the Northern District of Indiana, David Capp, announced that Mark D. Speer, 45, of Lafayette, Indiana, was sentenced before District Court Judge Joseph S. Van Bokkelen for possession of child pornography. 

Speer was sentenced to 235 months’ imprisonment and 3 years of supervised release. 

In September 2013, while helping babysit a child near Lafayette, Indiana, Speer persuaded a three year old to remove her clothes.  He then used his cell phone to visually record the child while making sexually explicit remarks.  Speer also used his email account and cell phone to download more than 100 child pornography photos from the Internet. 

This case was the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. This case was handled by Assistant United States Attorney Gary T. Bell. 

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