INDIANAPOLIS, IN -- The following information was released by the Indiana State Police:
On January 20, Indiana State Police Detective Chris Cecil initiated an investigation concerning child exploitation after receiving information that Jonathon Martin, 28, of Vincennes, allegedly posted an advertisement on Craigslist wanting young girls for sex. During the investigation, Indiana Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force discovered Martin was involved in numerous online activities pertaining to child exploitation.
Monday morning, March 7, at approximately 8:30 a.m., members of the Indiana State Police Crimes Against Children and Cyber Crime Units along with the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force executed a search warrant at Martin's residence located at 1411 Prairie Street in Vincennes. During the search warrant, troopers discovered more than 20,000 child pornographic images and videos on several computers that Martin had been allegedly sharing via email clients and peer to peer file sharing sites. Martin was arrested and taken to the Knox County Jail where he is currently being held on bond.
ARRESTED AND CHARGES:
Jonathon David Martin, 28, 1411 Prairie Street, Vincennes, IN
Dissemination of Child Pornography, Class C Felony
Possession of Child Pornography, Class D Felony
Arresting Officer: Detective Chris Cecil, Indiana State Police
Assisting Officers: Sergeant Marty Metzger, Sergeant Tim Keller, Sergeant Dana Miller,
Detective Tobias Odom and Senior Trooper Brent Clark, Indiana State Police
Assisting Agencies: Knox County Sheriff's Department, Vincennes Police, Knox County
Prosecutor's Office, Evansville Police and Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office