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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, April 25, 2019

Merrillville Man Sentenced To 78 Months in Prison

For Possession and Receipt of Child Pornography

HAMMOND – Stacy Newlin, 57 years old, of Merrillville, Indiana, was sentenced by District Court Judge Philip P. Simon after he pled guilty to possession and receipt of child pornography, announced U.S. Attorney Kirsch.

Judge Simon sentenced Newlin to 78 months in prison followed by 10 years of supervised release and ordered him to pay $18,000 in restitution to his victims.

According to court documents, Newlin possessed 933 still images and 82 videos of child pornography.  Investigators determined that, since 2007, Newlin had systematically downloaded pornographic images from the internet.  Many of the pornographic images showed children under the age of 12 years old. 

This case was investigated by the FBI/GRIT and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Alexandra McTague.

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Topic(s): 
Project Safe Childhood
Updated April 25, 2019