HAMMOND - William Moit, age 72, who was formerly a resident of Rensselaer, Indiana -- but resided in Westfield, Indiana when arrested -- was sentenced before United States District Court Judge Philip P. Simon after his plea of guilty to receiving child pornography, announced U.S. Attorney Kirsch.
Moit was sentenced to serve a term of 108 months in prison followed by 10 years of supervised release and he was ordered to pay $5,000 in restitution.
According to documents in this case, Moit, who was convicted in Jasper County, Indiana in 2000 for possessing child pornography and contributing to the delinquency of a minor, was charged, in the federal indictment in 2017, with receiving child pornography. Between November 2014 and October 2015, Moit knowingly used a computer to receive 111 images and 157 videos depicting minors, some of which were under 12 years of age, engaging in sexually explicit conduct, including sadistic or masochistic conduct or other depictions of violence.
This case is the result of the investigative efforts of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Indiana State Police. The case was handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jill R. Koster.