Bloomfield man arrested on child pornography possession charge
A Bloomfield man was arrested Monday on a child pornography charge after local, state and federal officers served an arrest warrant at his residence.
Carl H. Haug, 44, has been arrested on one preliminary charge of possession of child pornography ---- a class D felony.
Haug was booked into the Greene County Jail in Bloomfield at 2:30 p.m. He posted 10 percent of a $4,000 bond an hour later and was released until his initial court date which has been set for 9:30 a.m. on Oct. 12.
Members of the Indiana Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, Indiana State Police, FBI agents and the Greene County Sheriff's Department served the search warrant at his home located at 59 Nancy Avenue.
"The investigation is ongoing and could result in additional state and federal charges," according to Indiana State Police Public Information Officer Sgt. Curt Durnil.
Sgt. Durnil explained that the investigation started when someone using the IP address from Haug's residence sent child pornography to multiple undercover officers on multiple occasions by a peer to peer network.
"This was yet another case where our ISP mobile forensic lab vehicle has been deployed to a scene and was able to recover evidence and contraband in real time, thus avoiding the sometimes months wait when recovered computers and other data storing devices are sent to a lab to be analyzed for evidentiary purposes," Durnil commented.
The Indiana State Police was the first law enforcement agency in the nation to use this mobile lab and was given a national award in 2007 for its use. The second ISP mobile lab that was put into use just two weeks ago has been deployed eight times, Durnil said.
Speaking of the Indiana Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, Durnil said, "These are dedicated law enforcement professionals that work tirelessly to identify and prosecute people that use technology and the Internet to victimize children. Within the Indiana State Police there are 14 highly motivated, fiercely dedicated, and extensively trained men and women of the ISP Cyber Crimes and Crimes Against Children Units."
He continued, "These detectives investigate online child enticement inclusive of the production, dissemination, advertisement, receipt, and possession of child pornography. Forensic examiners conduct both on-scene and centralized forensic examinations of computers, phones, and other digital media collected for evidence, all in support of the investigator assigned to investigate the complaint."
The Indiana State Police leads the Indiana Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, and has over 50 affiliate criminal justice agencies throughout the state. Crimes Against Children Unit detectives are also trained as Digital Media Recovery Specialists (DMRS). This allows them to conduct forensically sound previews of computers, phones, and digital media with the support of examiners assigned to the Cyber Crime Unit, according to Durnil.
To report a crime involving online child enticement or child pornography, please contact your nearest Indiana State Police Post in Bloomington at 812-332-4411 or call the Indiana State Police Crime Tip Line at 888-873-1694