State police net one in child exploitation, child pornography bust

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STEUBEN COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) – Indiana State Police have arrested a man on several charges including child exploitation and possession of child pornography.

Joseph McDowell was arrested in Steuben County on several child exploitation and child pornography charges.

According to a press release from the Indiana State Police, detectives with the department’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force made the bust on Monday. 38-year-old Joseph McDowell was arrested at a home in the 4000 block of N County Road 450, west of Angola.

The complete list of charges consists of: two counts of Child Exploitation under 12 years old (a Level 4 Felony), five counts of Possession of Child Pornography under 12 years old (Level 5 felony) and one count of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Serious Violent Felon (Level 4 felony.)

Anyone having any information related to cyber-crimes against children are encouraged to contact their local law enforcement agency or visit the NCMEC website.

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