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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, July 21, 2022

South Bend Man Sentenced to 108 Months in Prison

For Crimes Against Children

SOUTH BEND – Timothy Humphries, 40 years old, of South Bend, Indiana, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Damon R. Leichty on his plea of guilty to receipt of child pornography, announced United States Attorney Clifford D. Johnson.

Humphries was sentenced to 108 months in prison, 5 years of supervised release and ordered to pay a $6000 assessment. 

According to documents in the case, in 2019, Humphries created fake social media profiles where he posed as a young teenage girl. He used those profiles to chat with female minors. Between September and October, he convinced a female minor to send him images of herself that constituted child pornography.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation with the assistance of the Muskegon County, Michigan Sheriff’s Department. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney John M. Maciejczyk.

The case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood. In 2006, the Department of Justice created Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative designed to protect children from exploitation and abuse. Led by the U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and the DOJ’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who exploit children, as well as identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov .

 

 

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Topic(s): 
Project Safe Childhood
Updated July 21, 2022