Portage man arrested for child exploitation following ICAC investigation

PORTER COUNTY – An investigation conducted by members of the Indiana State Police Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force resulted in the arrest of a Porter County man.

Timothy James Carpenter

Timothy James Carpenter, 35 of Portage, was arrested following the investigation initiated by the “Peer to Peer” file sharing software, which detected alleged illegal activities occurring at a residence in Portage. 

Friday morning, Carpenter was taken into custody at his residence and transported to the Porter County Jail without incident. He has been preliminarily charged with Child Exploitation- Level 4 Felony (2 Counts), Child Exploitation- Level 5 Felony, and Child Exploitation- Level 6 Felony.

Additional or amended charges may be considered and filed by the Porter County Prosecutor’s Office. Assisting in the investigation were members of the ISP Cyber Crimes Unit, ISP Lowell Post, and the Portage Police Department.

All suspects are presumed innocent until/unless proven guilty in court