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Batesville Man Arrested On Child Pornography Charges
Updated May 15, 2017 6:27 AM | Filed under: Crime
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(BATESVILLE) - A Batesville man was arrested Thursday on charges of possession of child pornography and child exploitation as a result of an investigation conducted by the Indiana State Police Internet Crimes Against Children Unit.

The investigation began in 2016 when Indiana State Police Detectives received an anonymous tip that an IP Address located at 201 Country Club, Apt. 5A, in Batesville, was used to view and share images of child pornography. The investigation ultimately led detectives requesting a search warrant for the residence.

The search warrant, was served Thursday at approximately 10:30 a.m. During the search detectives discovering images of child pornography on devices and accounts belonging to the residents.

Police arrested 24-year-old David W. Smith of Batesville on charges of possession of child pornography and child exploitation.

He was transported to the Ripley County Jail where he was incarcerated pending his initial appearance in court.

The Batesville Police Department assisted in the investigation.

The Indiana State Police would like to encourage anyone with information related to internet crimes against children to submit a cybertip on the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children's website at

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