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Gary Man Sentenced to 240 Months in Prison

Hammond, IN-(ENEWSPF)- Joshua Jensen, 27 years old, of Gary, Indiana, was sentenced to 240 months in prison by United States District Court Judge Philip P. Simon on his plea of guilty to production of child pornography announced by United States Attorney Clifford D. Johnson.

Besides the 240 months in prison, Jensen’s sentence will be followed by 5 years of supervised release.

According to documents in the case, Jensen produced child pornography with a victim who was less than five years of age.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Gary Police Department, and the Porter County Sheriff’s Department all investigated.  Assistant United States Attorney Emily Morgan led the prosecution.

The case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood. In 2006, the Department of Justice created Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative designed to protect children from exploitation and abuse. Led by the U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and the DOJ’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who exploit children, as well as identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov.