(BEDFORD) – A Bedford man was sentenced Monday to 13.5 years in prison on felony counts of child pornography.
Kevin MT Edwards was sentenced by Lawrence Superior Court 1 Judge John Plummer III.
Judge Plummer suspended 1.5 years which will be served on supervised probation. Edwards was also fined $185.
Edwards pleaded guilty in a negotiated plea deal to three counts of possession of child pornography with an aggravating factor and seven counts of possession of child pornography on November 11th.
Edwards was arrested in March after Indiana State Police Internet Crimes Against Children Unit Task Force members executed a search warrant at Edwards’ home in the 2600 block of H Street. The search warrant was granted after they initiated an investigation following a cyber tip report from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
Assisting in the investigation were members of the Indiana State Police’s Internet Crimes Against Children Unit; ISP’s Cyber Crimes Unit; ICAC Task Force, which included Martinsville Police Department Deputy Chief Lachelle Maurer, Bloomington Police Department Detective Jacob Hunter, and Lawrence County Prosecutor’s Office Investigator Greg Hagan.