LAPORTE CO. – The Indiana State Police Internet Crimes Against Children, received a cyber tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) and began an investigation into the online activities of a Michigan City man.
The cyber tip was submitted via social media and indicated that a user of their services had allegedly solicited an underage child for sexual acts.
The investigation revealed that 42-year-old Jonathon Schuette, from Michigan City, IN, had communicated with a minor since 2018. Schuette allegedly contacted the child to engage in sexual conduct.
Detectives from the Indiana State Police Lowell Post assisted with the investigation.
Schuette is preliminarily charged with child solicitation, a Level 5 felony. He is being held at LaPorte County Jail on a $15,005 cash bond.