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

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

South Bend Man Sentenced For Possession Of Child Pornography

SOUTH BEND - The United States Attorney for the Northern District of Indiana, Thomas L. Kirsch II, announced that William Westley Dill, age 25, of South Bend, Indiana was sentenced before District Court Judge Jon E. DeGuilio for one count of possession of child pornography.


Dill was sentenced to 90 months imprisonment, 10 years of supervised release and ordered to pay $45,000 in restitution. 


According to documents in this case, on or about July 27, 2016, Dill had computer storage devices that in total contained over 1,500 files of visual depictions, including photographs and videos, of a minor or minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct.  Multiple visual depictions involved prepubescent minors and minors who had not attained the age of 12 years.  Dill also had visual depictions that involved the sexual abuse or exploitation of infants and toddlers.


This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the St. Joseph County Cyber Crimes Unit with assistance from the South Bend Police Department. This case was handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Molly E. Donnelly.


Project Safe Childhood
Updated January 10, 2018