Columbia City man arrested on child pornography charges

WHITLEY CO. – A nine-month investigation initiated by the Indiana State Police, Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC) in February 2022, has resulted in the arrest of a Columbia City man on multiple felony charges related to child pornography. 

 The investigation began after the task force received a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) that an online account had been used for child exploitation. The investigation revealed the owner of the online account to be Christopher Honeycutt, 19, of Columbia City.

Christopher Honeycutt

After reviewing the findings of the investigation, the Whitley County Prosecutor’s office issued a warrant for Honeycutt’s arrest. 

Yesterday at approximately 4:00 p.m., officers with the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department located Honeycutt at his Columbia City residence.  Honeycutt was taken into custody without incident and subsequently booked into the Whitley County jail under a $30,000.00 surety bond pending his initial appearance in the Whitley County courts.

Honeycutt faces felony charges of possession of child pornography of a child less than 12 years of age, possession of child pornography bestiality, possession of child pornography depicting force, and possession of child pornography physically resisting.

The Indiana State Police was assisted by the Whitley County Prosecutor’s and Whitley County Sheriff’s Department.

Anyone having any information related to internet crimes against children are encouraged to contact their local law enforcement agency or make a report to NCMEC at