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Indictments Returned in Hammond Federal Court

U.S. Attorney’s Office March 06, 2013
  • Northern District of Indiana (219) 937-5500

HAMMOND, IN—The United States Attorney’s Office announced that the following Indictments were returned on March 6, 2013:

Christopher M. Bour, 39, and Natisha Hillard, 24, both of Gary, Indiana, were charged in a five-count indictment alleging buying/selling, production of, and possession of child pornography. Bour is charged with one count of purchase of a child for production of child pornography, one count of production of child pornography, and one count of possession of child pornography featuring a minor under the age of 12. Hillard is charged with one count of sale of a child by a parent for production of child pornography and one count of permitting a child by a parent to participate in the production of child pornography. These charges were filed as the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Indiana State Police, the Gary Police Department, and the Michigan City Police Department. This case has been assigned to and will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jill Koster.

Stacy Davis, 44, of Gary, Indiana, was charged in a superseding indictment adding two additional bank robbery counts to the original indictment:the bank robbery of TCF Bank in Munster, Indiana, on October 2, 2012, and the robbery of Chase Bank in Merrillville, Indiana, on October 3, 2009. These charges were filed as the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation GRIT Task Force. This case has been assigned to and will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jennifer Chang-Adiga.

The United States Attorney’s Office emphasized that an Indictment is merely an allegation and that all persons charged are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in court.

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