(Steuben County, IN)9-15-20 – On September 14, 2020, detectives with the Indiana State Police Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICACTF) arrested a Steuben County man on alleged charges of child exploitation, possession of child pornography, and a weapons offense.
On 7/27/2020, the Indiana State Police ICACTF received a Cyber Tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC). The tip ultimately led to a search warrant being served on a residence in the 4000 block of North CR 450 West in Angola, IN by the Indiana State Police (ISP) with assistance from the Steuben County Sheriff’s Department.
As a result of the investigation, Joseph McDowell (38) was arrested and transported to the Steuben County Jail on the following preliminary charges:
Two Counts: Child Exploitation under 12 years old, Level 4 Felony
Five Counts: Possession of Child Pornography under 12 years old, Level 5 Felony
One Count: Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Serious Violent Felon, Level 4 Felony