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Indiana Man Sentenced to 30 Years in Federal Prison for Interstate Violation of Protection Order and Transportation of Child Pornography

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Arkansas

HOT SPRINGS – An Indiana man was sentenced Friday, September 1, 2023, to 30 years in prison for violating an order of protection issued out of Lake County, Indiana by taking a minor listed in the order of protection across state lines, as well as transporting images of child pornography across state lines. The Honorable Chief Judge Susan O. Hickey presided over the sentencing hearing in the United States District Court in Hot Springs.

According to court documents, Nathan Martin Curry-Fishtorn, age 26, of Saint John, Indiana was arrested in Arkansas in August 2019. On August 18, 2019, the Little Rock FBI Office was contacted by the FBI Indianapolis Field Office regarding a missing minor last seen two days before in Crown Point, Indiana. Law enforcement’s investigation led them to a residence in Malvern, Arkansas, where Curry-Fishtorn and the minor were located.  Court documents show Curry-Fishtorn had previously been served an order of protection out of his home state of Indiana prohibiting him from having any contact with the minor. The minor told police Curry-Fishtorn had a gun during the twelve-hour drive and stated, “I have a gun, don’t try anything.” Also located in the vehicle was a SIM card from Curry-Fishtorn’s cellular phone. Forensic examination of the SIM card revealed images of child pornography. 

U.S. Attorney David Clay Fowlkes of the Western District of Arkansas made the announcement.

The Federal Bureau of Investigations, the Hot Springs County Sheriff's Department and the Lake County Sheriff's Department, Crown Point, Indiana investigated the case.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Carly Marshall prosecuted the case.

This case was prosecuted as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice. Led by U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and CEOS, 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

Related court documents may be found on the Public Access to Electronic Records website @


Contact: Charles Robbins

Public Affairs Officer

Updated September 7, 2023