• Brownsburg man found guilty in child pornography case

    February 27, 2012 No comments

    A federal jury has convicted 27 year old Christopher Justin Eads of Brownsburg after a four-day jury trial of possessing and distributing child pornography and tampering with a witness.

    U.S. Attorney Joseph H. Hogsett credited law enforcement and his office’s child exploitation prosecution team with the conviction.

    Hogsett said in a written release that the testimony in the trial described Eads’ behavior and conduct as “inexcusable and sickening.”

    Eads is scheduled to be sentenced June 4.

    The case began in October after Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department detected someone online who appeared to have and be distributing child pornography. An investigation led to Eads’s home in Brownsburg.

    A search warrant served at the home in November yielded a laptop computer with more than 300 images and videos of children in sexually explicit acts.

    According to Hogsett, Eads also tried to persuade a witness to change a statement given previously to police.

    Assistant U.S. Attorneys Gayle L. Helart and Zachary Myers, who prosecuted the case, said Eads also faces charges related to his alleged possession of a firearm as a convicted felon and alleged impersonation of a federal law enforcement officer.

    The investigation was coordinated by the Indiana Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force with IMPD’s Cyber Crimes Unit, the Brownsburg Police Department, the Indiana State Police and the FBI.

    This case was brought as part of the federal Project Safe Childhood, launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice. The initiative involves federal, state and local resources to find, arrest and prosecute people who exploit children via the Internet, and to identify and rescue victims.

    For more on the program, go to www.projectsafechildhood.gov.

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