SOUTH BEND - Mark Peppers, age 35, of South Bend, Indiana was sentenced before South Bend District Court Judge Robert L. Miller, Jr. for possession of child pornography, announced U.S. Attorney Kirsch.
Mr. Peppers was sentenced to 120 months in prison, 10 years of supervised release and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $26,250.
According to documents in this case, in August of 2017, Mr. Peppers was in possession of a micro SD card that contained videos of a naked 4-year old female child which displayed close up images of the child’s private parts. In a plea agreement, Mr. Peppers admitted that the images were in fact child pornography.
This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigations with the assistance of the South Bend Police Department. The case was handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney John Maciejczyk.