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Repeat Sex Offender Sentenced to Ten Years in Federal Prison Following Third Conviction for Possession of Child Sexual Abuse Images

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS- Jasmine Marshall, 41, of Indianapolis, Indiana, formerly known as Wesley Marshall, was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to possession of child sexual abuse material.

According to court documents, in 2011, Marshall was convicted of possession of child sexual abuse material in Hamilton County and was sentenced to 3 years in the Indiana Department of Corrections. In 2014, Marshall was again convicted of possession of child sexual abuse material and sentenced to 10 years in federal prison, followed by a lifetime of supervised release. Marshall has been a registered sex offender since December of 2011.

On, October 29, 2021, Marshall was released from federal prison to lifetime supervision. On August 25, 2022, Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department Task Force Officers assisted Marion County Probation officers, State Parole Agents, and Federal Probation Agents in a search of apartments of sex offenders living in Indianapolis. At the time of the search, Marshall was living in a halfway house.

During a search of Marshall’s apartment, agents located a Motorola cell phone hidden inside a bag on the floor of a closet. At the time of this search, Marshall was prohibited from owning a computer or internet-enabled device that did not comply with the U.S. Parole & Probation Office’s Computer Restriction and Monitoring Program.

When questioned by agents, Marshall admitted using the cell phone to view and download child sexual abuse material. Specifically, Marshall described a hidden folder on the phone that was only accessible by her fingerprint. The folder contained pictures of the sexual abuse of children as young as nine-years-old.

Zachary A. Myers, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana, Herbert J. Stapleton, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Indianapolis Field Office, and Randall Taylor, Chief of Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department made the announcement.

“Undeterred by two prior prison sentences, this defendant persisted in seeking out these vile images of child sexual abuse,” said U.S. Attorney Myers. “Pedophiles traffic in child sexual abuse materials online because gratifying their sexual interest in children is more important to them then the safety or dignity of survivors. Circulation of abuse images exacerbates the trauma already inflicted on child victims and is deserving of significant punishment. The sentence imposed today demonstrates the commitment of our Office, the FBI, and IMPD, to make our children safer by ensuring that these dangerous offenders are in prison where they belong.”

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and IMPD investigated this case. The sentence was imposed by U.S. District Court Judge James R. Sweeney. Judge Sweeney also ordered that Marshall be supervised by the U.S. Probation Office for life following her release from federal prison.

U.S. Attorney Myers thanked Assistant U.S. Attorney Adam Eakman, who prosecuted this case.

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 U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and the Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit


Updated April 11, 2023

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