July 21, 2017-Acting United States Attorney Clifford D. Johnson announced today that a Hammond man was indicted for receipt and possession of child pornography. According to the statement, a federal grand jury sitting in Hammond has returned a 2-count indictment against Charles Stroud, age 73, of Hammond, Indiana. According to the indictment, between January 2015 and August 2016, Stroud received child pornography. On or about August 2016, Stroud was also found in possession of child pornography.
Federal authorities are asking anyone who may have any information about Stroud’s activities involving children, to contact Task Force Officer Jones at the Federal Bureau of Investigation at 219-942-4900.
The United States Attorney’s Office emphasized that an Indictment is merely an allegation and that all persons charged are presumed innocent until, and unless, proven guilty in court.
If convicted in court, any specific sentence to be imposed will be determined by the judge after a consideration of federal sentencing statutes and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.
This case is the result of the investigative efforts of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Indiana State Police. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jill R. Koster.