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Richmond Man Charged in Complaint for Distributing and Possessing Child Pornography

U.S. Attorney’s Office December 15, 2009
  • Southern District of Indiana (317) 226-6333

INDIANAPOLIS—Charles L. Musselman, 62, Richmond, Indiana, was charged late yesterday with distributing and possessing child pornography, announced Timothy M. Morrison, U.S. Attorney, Southern District of Indiana, and Michael S. Welch, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI, following an investigation by the Indiana Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Richmond Police Department, and the Indiana State Police.

The complaint alleges that Musselman set-up Limewire, a file sharing software program. On two separate occasions, in July and in August 2009, law enforcement officials from the Richmond Police Department and the FBI, Oklahoma City Division, downloaded images of child pornography from Musselman. On December 14, 2009, a search warrant was served at his house and several hundred compact disks and a computer with images of alleged child pornography were located.

According to Assistant U.S. Attorney Gayle L. Helart, who is prosecuting the case for the government, Musselman faces a maximum of 30 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Following a hearing held on December 14, 2009, Musselman was ordered detained at the Volunteers of America.

A Complaint is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt. A defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial at which the government must prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.