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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, September 5, 2019

Woodburn Man Sentenced To 60 Months In Prison

FORT WAYNE- Charles Tranter, 35, of Woodburn, Indiana was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Holly A. Brady, on September 4, 2019, after pleading guilty to the receipt of material involving the sexual exploitation of minors, announced U.S. Attorney Thomas L. Kirsch II.

Tranter was sentenced to a total of 60 months in prison followed by 5 years of supervised release.    

According to documents in the case, an Indictment was filed against Tranter on March 22, 2017, charging him with the receipt of material involving the sexual exploitation of minors from July, 2012 through October, 2015.  During this time, Tranter amassed more than 600 images of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Violent Crimes Against Children Task Force.  This case was handled by Assistant United States Attorney Lesley J. Miller Lowery.

Updated September 5, 2019