September 19, 2018-Indiana State Police say that a tip led to the execution of a search warrant in Hessville earlier today. According to the statement, “After receiving tips in July of this year from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children an investigation led to a search warrant being executed today, September 19, 2018, for a residence on 165th Street in Hammond.” The residence is reportedly across the street from Harding Elementary Schoo. Police say that 64 year old Roger Orich was arrested and is being held at the Lake County Jail on charges of possession of child pornography. Police say that child pornography was discovered in the home of the defendant at the time of the search.
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