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Layne Christian Favors pleaded guilty to possession of three counts of child pornography and a count of invasion of privacy and was sentenced to a year on probation, according to online court documents filed Sept. 26.


FRANKFORT, Ind. (WISH) — The Clinton County Sheriff’s Office on Friday arrested a high school student on accusations of having child pornography on his phone.

Investigators continued Friday to try to identify the victims in those pictures and to see if any of them are from the area.

The investigation began about two weeks ago when authorities got a tip about 18-year-old Layne Christian Favors.

Authorities said Favors has since bonded out of the Clinton County Jail.

“We’ve worked pornography cases before, but, to this magnitude, it’s probably going to be up at the upper level of our investigation,” Chief Deputy Joseph Mink said. “Because I’ve been here for a long time and I’ve never seen this much.”

The chief deputy said investigators searched the suspect’s phone and found more than a hundred pictures of child pornography.

“Even though he’s a young adult, kids, they do some crazy things with their cellphones. It’s kind of a situation they don’t realize the outcome,” he said.

The county has four public high schools: Clinton Central, Clinton Prairie, Frankfort and Rossville, and at least one private school with a K-12 program. Favors was arrested Friday at one of the county’s high schools, authorities said, but they declined to say which one because of the ongoing investigation.

“Because, if we’re having multiple victims or whatever from this individual’s school, we want to make sure we’ve got everybody deposed before we release it,” he said.

Authorities were urging parents to check their children’s phones and monitor their activity online.

“It’s imperative that you make sure what you’re child is doing with this phone. We’re in the great age of technology, and there’s a lot of weirdness out there in the technology,” he said.

Favors was arrested on three counts of possession of child pornography and one count of invasion of privacy.

The sheriff’s office said potential victims can call the sheriff’s office at (765) 659- 6394, extension 204.

FRANKFORT, Ind. (WLFI) — A man is dead after a crash in Frankfort on Sunday afternoon.

According to a news release from the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office, it happened just after noon in the 5800 block of Michigantown Road.

A van headed westbound crossed the center line for an unknown reason and hit an oncoming truck driven by Jason McQuinn. The driver of the van, Matthew Brady of Michigantown, died at the scene.

Sheriff’s deputies are still investigating but say the road was curved, and rain covered where the crash happened.

The roadway was closed to traffic about two and a half hours and has since reopened.

Results of a toxicology test are pending.

MICHIGANTOWN, Ind. (WLFI) – Some people in Clinton County say a mountain lion was responsible for leaving their horse badly hurt.

The horse was discovered after their granddaughter came by for the horse’s daily feeding.

“It was quite the culture shock,” said Michigantown resident Pat Ferguson. “It was worse when I saw Jake and how tore up he was.”

It was just a few weeks ago when Pat Ferguson said her granddaughter went out to feed her 5-year-old horse Jake.

That’s when she found that he had been attacked.

“He had a chunk taken out of his shoulder, scratch marks all over his face, his shoulders, his rear end,” Ferguson said.

Jake was rushed to an emergency veterinarian in Sheridan and treated for his injuries.

Ferguson believes a mountain lion was responsible for the attack.

“A coyote would not do that and we have lots of coyotes and a bobcat is not big enough to jump up he’s a very large horse,” Ferguson said.

Ferguson is just glad nobody else was hurt.

“We could’ve been out here, any of us,” Ferguson said. “The granddaughter, if she’d have come 20 minutes earlier, she would’ve been in the midst of it, very scary.”

Indiana Department of Natural Resources spokesperson Marty Benson said the department has recently received several reports of mountain lion sightings throughout Clinton County.

He said there is no proof to confirm that there actually are any though.

Benson said while these sightings aren’t unheard of in Indiana, it’s unlikely that these were indeed mountain lions that were spotted.

As for Ferguson, she’s not taking any chances in the future.

“We lock them up at night, we don’t leave them out anymore at night,” Ferguson said.

Jake is doing much better and is even competing in a barrel race this weekend.