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Valparaiso Man Sentenced To 50 Years on Child Pornography Charges

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

HAMMOND – United States Attorney for the Northern District of Indiana, David A. Capp, announced that Brian Reider, 55, of Valparaiso, Indiana was sentenced before Senior District Court Judge James T. Moody for one count of production of child pornography and one count of distribution of child pornography. 

Reider was sentenced to 600 months (50 years) imprisonment followed by 20 years of supervised release and ordered to pay $3000 in restitution to victim “John Doe”. 

Reider's sentence follows his guilty plea to knowingly producing sexually explicit depictions of then-12-year-old John Doe on or about September 13, 2009 and knowingly distributing child pornography on or about September 17, 2010.

According to documents filed in the case, Reider met 12 year-old John Doe at a BMX bike park in Illinois and communicated with the boy via the social networking site “My Space.”   Reider provided the boy with parts for his BMX bicycle and asked the boy to allow Reider to take sexually explicit photographs in exchange.  Numerous sexually explicit photographs and a video of John Doe were created in a wooded area near the Illinois bike park and transported by Reider back to his Indiana home where they were later found by law enforcement saved to Reider's computer.  

Further investigation revealed that Reider was also trading child pornography online via a peer-to-peer file sharing program and had amassed a collection of over 20,000 images and 4,400 videos depicting minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct. 

Also found on Reider's computer were numerous sexually explicit photographs and videos taken in Defendant's residence of at least three other unidentified minor male victims in addition to John Doe. 

This case was the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation with the assistance of the Highland, Indiana Police Department through a Child Sexual Predator Program Grant; the Kokomo, Indiana Police Department; and the DuPage County, Illinois States Attorney’s Office. This case was handled by Assistant United States Attorney Jill R. Koster. 

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Updated June 30, 2016

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