Evansville man sentenced for possession of child pornography
Evansville – Josh J. Minkler, United States Attorney, announced today that Gregory R. Baumberger, 46, Evansville, was sentenced to 41 months in prison by U.S. District Chief Judge Richard L. Young following his guilty plea to possession of child pornography. This case was the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation Violent Crimes Task Force and the Evansville Police Department.
Law enforcement executed a search warrant at Baumberger’s Northside residence in October 2103, and confiscated two laptop computers. A forensic computer examination was performed and investigators discovered videos and images depicting sexually explicit conduct involving minors under the age of 12. Baumberger was found guilty in January of this year and sentenced today.
According to Assistant U.S. Attorney Todd S. Shellenbarger, who prosecuted the case for the government, Judge Young imposed 5 years of supervised release following Baumberger’s prison term. Baumberger must register as a sex offender, must not have unsupervised contact with minors and also must participate in a sex offender treatment program while on supervision.
This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006, by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by the United States Attorney’s Office and the Criminal Division's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals, who sexually exploit children, and to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.usdoj.gov/psc. For more information about internet safety education, please visit www.usdoj.gov/psc and click on the tab "resource.”