• Brownsburg man sentenced in child porn case

    August 01, 2011 No comments

    A Brownsburg man is behind bars for transporting and possessing child pornography.

    57 year old Melvin Tabor was sentenced to 70 months in prison for transporting and possessing child pornography, according to Assistant U.S. Attorney Steven D. DeBrota, who prosecuted the case for the government.

    Tabor was also fined $3,000, ordered to forfeit all of his computer equipment, and will be on supervised release for the remainder of his life.

    According to reports, Tabor admitted that on February 13, 2009, he used a computer to share child pornography involving still images and videos of very young children engaging in sexually explicit conduct from his home to other internet users.

    The Brownsburg Police Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Indiana State Police, the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, and the Indiana Internet Crimes against Children Task Force all assisted in the ongoing investigation.

    According to reports, the investigation began when the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) received several reports of criminal conduct involving various screen names and email address later associated with Tabor.

    The information from the NCMEC led to a search warrant of Tabor’s home, where investigators found numerous images and videos of child pornography on Tabor’s computer.

    The case involving Tabor was 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.

    For more information about Project Safe Childhood, visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov.

     

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