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Mishawaka Man Sentenced to 180 Months in Prison for Production of Child Pornography

Justice, Albert V. Bryan District Courthouse, Tim Evanson
Justice outside the Albert V. Bryan District Courthouse in Alexandria, VA. (Photo: Tim Evanson – Flickr – CC license)

South Bend, IN-(ENEWSPF)- Mathew P. Ridenour, 30 years old, of Mishawaka, IN, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Robert Miller, Jr., after pleading guilty to the production of child pornography, announced U.S. Attorney Kirsch. 

Ridenour was sentenced to 180 months imprisonment and 5 years supervised release when released from prison. 

According to documents in the case, on or about February 16, 2017, Ridenour recorded a video of a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct.  He also admitted to having over 600 images of child pornography on his computer.

This case was investigated by the FBI, St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department and the St. Joseph County Prosecutor’s Cybercrime Unit.  This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney John M. Maciejczyk.

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