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South Bend Man Sentenced to 120 Months in Prison

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

SOUTH BEND –Joshua Campbell, 32 years old, of South Bend, Indiana, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Damon R. Leichty after pleading guilty to possession of child pornography, announced United States Attorney Clifford D. Johnson.

Campbell was sentenced to 120 months in prison followed by 5 years of supervised release.

According to documents in the case, in April 2019, Campbell was on parole for child molesting when he downloaded images and videos of child pornography. Some of the images or videos were of minors under the age of 12. Campbell’s sentence reflects consideration of his prior child molesting conviction.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation with the assistance of the Indiana State Police.  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 .


Updated December 20, 2022

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