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Gary Man Sentenced to 360 Months in Prison

On Four Counts of Production of Child Pornography

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Hammond, IN-(ENEWSPF)- Stephen Coleman, 30 years old, of Gary, Indiana, was sentenced to 360 months in prison by United States District Court Judge Philip P. Simon after pleading guilty to four counts of production of child pornography announced United States Attorney Clifford D. Johnson.

Coleman was sentenced to 360 months in prison, a 15-year term of supervised release, and ordered to pay $40,000 in restitution. 

According to documents in the case, between May of 2017 and July of 2018, Coleman produced sexually explicit images of four minor children between the ages of six and eleven years.   

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in cooperation with the Gary Police Department.  This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Thomas M. McGrath and Jill Koster, formerly an Assistant United States in the Northern District of Indiana Attorney (now an AUSA in the District of the Virgin Islands).

Clifford D. Johnson is the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Indiana.  He was sworn in by Chief U.S. District Judge Jon E. DeGuilio on October 6, 2021, at the federal courthouse in Hammond. 

Clifford D. Johnson was nominated by President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. on July 26, 2021 and unanimously confirmed by the Senate on September 30, 2021, for the Northern District of Indiana United States Attorney position.  President Biden signed Mr. Johnson’s commission on October 5, 2021.

Mr. Johnson, a Gary, IN, native, previously was an Assistant United States Attorney in the Northern District of Indiana from 1986 to August 2020.  During his tenure with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Northern District of Indiana, Mr. Johnson held numerous supervisory/management positions, including Chief of the Civil Division from 1997 to 2010 and twice serving as the First Assistant U.S. Attorney from (June 2010 to March 2017 and October 2017 to August 2020).  Mr. Johnson, pursuant to the Vacancy Reform Act, served as the District’s Acting U.S. Attorney from March 2017 to October 2017.  Before joining the United States Attorney’s Office in January 1986, Mr. Johnson was a Trial Attorney in the Employment Litigation Section of the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division in Washington, D.C. from August 1980 to December 1985.

This is a release from the United States Department of Justice.