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Fort Wayne man sentenced in federal court for distributing child porn

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Published: Feb. 9, 2022 at 5:09 PM EST
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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA) - The United States Attorney’s Office Northern District of Indiana says a local man was sentenced Wednesday after he admitted to distributing child pornography.

The office says 39-year-old Benjamin Durnell was sentenced to 72 months in prison followed by 5 years of supervised release.

Court documents say in May of 2019, an undercover FBI agent used a social media messaging service to message a man who expressed a sexual interest in underage boys. The man, later identified as Durnell, sent the FBI employee material involving the sexual exploitation of minors.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Lesley J. Miller Lowery.

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