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Whiteland man with photos, videos of child pornography sentenced to 9 years

WHITELAND, Ind. (WISH) – A Whiteland man who was found to be in possession of child porn received a nine-year sentence.

According to the Johnson County Prosecutor’s Office, Anthony Lewis will serve three years in prison, two years home detention with the final four years to be served on probation after being convicted of multiple charges of child exploitation and possession of child pornography. Lewis will also be required to register as a sex offender.

The prosecutor’s office states that in 2016, the Indiana State Police received several tips about possible child porn being traced to a Whiteland location. While conducting an investigation officers were able to determine that the location was Lewis’ residence.

A search warrant was then obtained for both of the electronic devices within Lewis’ house. Officers discovered that Facebook, Skype and Dropbox were used to disseminate the photos, which Lewis admitted to police that he had both downloaded and shared.

In total, officers found 126 files which included still and video files.