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Mark Olson Was Sentenced To 135 Months Imprisonment

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

HAMMOND – United States Attorney for the Northern District of Indiana, David Capp, announced that Mark H. Olson, age 39, of Chesterton, Indiana, was sentenced Monday, January 11, 2016, in federal court by Chief Judge Philip Simon after pleading guilty to one count of distribution of child pornography.

Olson was sentenced to 135 months imprisonment, 10 years supervised release and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $12,000. 

According to documents filed in the case, between May and September of 2013, Olson used his work computer at his place of employment to send and receive child pornography with numerous individuals he met through a foreign website. The images depicted actual minors under the age of eighteen, including prepubescent minors, engaging in sexually explicit conduct.     

This case was the result of an investigation by Homeland Security Investigations.  The case was handled by Assistant United States Attorney Abizer Zanzi.  

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Updated January 12, 2016

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