JASPER – A cyber tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) led to the arrest of a Dubois County man for possession of child pornography and dissemination of child pornography.
Detectives with the Indiana State Police – Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) task force in Jasper began an investigation in March of 2023 after receiving a cyber tip report from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. The cyber tip report indicated that a specific account was possibly used to transmit child pornography images or video files.
Based on information gathered during the investigation, detectives requested a search warrant through the Dubois County Circuit Court. As a result, on Wednesday, May 24, 2023, members of the Indiana Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and Jasper Police executed the search warrant at an address in Jasper, Indiana.
As a result of the investigation and subsequent search, Investigators arrested Bradley Atkins of Jasper.
Bradley Atkins was transported to the Dubois County jail without incident.
Charges – Possession of Child Pornography, where the child is under 12 years of age, Level 5 Felony (3 Counts).
Investigating – Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force
Assisting Agencies – Indiana State Police and Jasper Police Department