U.S. Attorney's Office
Northern District of Indiana
(219) 937-5500
May 28, 2015

Federal Grand Jury in Fort Wayne Returns a Child Pornography Reciept and Possession Indictment

FORT WAYNE, IN—The United States Attorney’s Office announced the return of an indictment charging Dillon Douglas Kingsbery, 31, of Huntertown, Indiana with one count of knowingly receiving child pornography along with one count of possession of child pornography.

According to documents filed in this case, on December 30, 2014 and on several other dates, a Detective with the Indiana State Police conducted an online investigation of a peer-to-peer file exchange program known as BitTorrent. During the course of the investigation the detective was able to connect directly with the suspect’s computer and download files that are suspected as child pornography. Following several different downloads of suspected child pornography, the detective was able to track the Internet Protocol (IP) address from which the suspected child pornography was downloaded to the as suspect address. On April 14, 2015, the Indiana State Police executed a search warrant on the address, that was tied to Kingsbery, and found various electronic media devices to which they performed on-scene forensic triage locating in excess of 6000 images and/or videos of suspected child pornography.

This case is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Indiana State Police with assistance with the Indiana State Police Cyber Crimes Unit also known as the Indiana Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) team.

This case has been assigned to and will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Lesley Miller Lowery.

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.

If convicted in court, any specific sentence to be imposed will be determined by the judge after a consideration of federal sentencing statutes and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.

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