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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, August 18, 2016

Avon man charged in child pornography case

Indianapolis – United States Attorney Josh Minkler announced today that an Avon man has been charged in a federal complaint with ten counts of receiving child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography. Jerry Boucher, 43, Avon, had his initial appearance before a magistrate judge this afternoon and remains in the custody of the U.S. Marshal.

On July 22, 2016, agents and task force officers conducted an on line Internet investigation, when a computer was allegedly found to be sharing child pornography using the BitTorrent network. The computer was tracked through the IP address to Boucher’s computer at his residence in Avon.  On August 17, 2016, a federal search warrant was obtained and computers and storage media were allegedly located in Boucher’s bedroom containing child pornography videos and images.  

This investigation was jointly conducted by Homeland Security Investigations and the Hamilton County Metro Child Exploitation Task Force.

Boucher works as a children’s volleyball coach. The public is encouraged to call Homeland Security Investigations if they have any information about this case at 317- 216-0252.

Senior Litigation Counsel Steven DeBrota, who is prosecuting the case for the government, said Boucher could receive 20 years in prison if convicted.

A complaint is merely a charge and not evidence of guilt. All parties are presumed innocent until proven guilty in federal court. 

Updated August 18, 2016