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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, December 19, 2014

Week In Review – South Bend


         South Bend, Indiana — The United States Attorney’s Office announced the following activity in Federal Court:

DISPOSITIONS

  • Steven M. McCloughan, 56, of Elkhart, Indiana was sentenced to 126 months imprisonment with 5 years supervised release after pleading guilty to the felony offense of transportation of child pornography.  According to documents filed in this case, on or about July 4, 2013, McCloughan possessed a computer onto which he had downloaded from the internet numerous images and videos that depicted minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct (“child pornography”).  McCloughan also admitted emailing a short video file that depicted sadistic conduct. This case was the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney John M. Maciejczyk.
  • John D. Burke, of Mishawaka, Indiana was sentenced to 79 months imprisonment with 15 years supervised release after pleading guilty to the felony offense of possession of child pornography.  According to documents filed in this case, on January 30, 2014, Burke possessed a computer onto which he had downloaded numerous images and videos that depicted minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct (“child pornography”).  He knew the images were child pornography as defined by 18 U.S.C. 2256, which defines child pornography as a depiction which “involves the use of a minor engaging in sexually explicit conduct.” Burke also admitted that some of these depictions were of prepubescent minors or minors who had not attained the age of 12 years, and that some images depicted sadistic conduct.  This case was the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney John M. Maciejczyk.
  • Jeremy L. Hall, 38, of Warsaw, Indiana was sentenced to 97 months imprisonment with 15 years supervised release after pleading guilty to the felony offense of distribution of child pornography.  According to documents filed in this case, on February 27, 2014, Hall possessed a computer onto which he had downloaded numerous images and videos that depicted minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct (“child pornography”).  He knew the images were child pornography as defined by 18 U.S.C. 2256, which defines child pornography as a depiction which “involves the use of a minor engaging in sexually explicit conduct.”  Hall also admitted that some of the images and videos were depictions of prepubescent minors or minors who had not attained the age of 12 years, and that some images depicted sadistic conduct.    This case was the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation  This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney John M. Maciejczyk.
  • Carlis Young, 36, of Indianapolis, Indiana was sentenced to 37 months imprisonment with 3 years supervised release after pleading guilty to the felony offense of being an unlawful user of a controlled substance in possession of a firearm.  According to documents filed in this case, on April 22, 2014, Young was arrested for domestic violence against his girlfriend.  Before he was taken to jail, Young stated the apartment was his and denied consent to search.  His girlfriend, however, gave consent to search.  Inside the apartment, which smelled of burning marijuana, a loaded .22 caliber revolver was found within reach of the couch officers had Young sit.  A shotgun was also found in the closet of Young and his girlfriend’s bedroom, in addition to marijuana, crack cocaine and cocaine.   Young admitted that the drugs were his and that the he was a regular cocaine user.  This case was the result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.  This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jesse M. Barrett.


Updated April 30, 2015