Indictments Returned in Hammond Federal Court
|U.S. Attorney’s Office June 05, 2013|
HAMMOND, IN—The United States Attorney’s Office announced that the following Indictments were returned on June 5, 2013:
- Jeffrey Williams, 29, of Gary, Indiana, was charged with two counts of distribution of heroin and one count of possession with the intent to distribute crack cocaine. These charges were filed as the result of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Lake Station Police Department. This case has been assigned to and will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Thomas McGrath.
- Christopher M. Bour, 29, and Natisha Hillard, 34, of both of Gary, Indiana, were each charged in a superseding indictment with two additional counts of production of child pornography. Bour was also charged with one additional count of possession of child pornography. Bour was charged in the initial indictment with one count of purchase of a child and Hillard with one count of sale of a child. This case resulted from an investigation by members of the Indiana Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, including 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.
The United States Attorney’s Office emphasized that an Indictment is merely an allegation and that all persons charged are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in court.