A Portage resident
was booked into the Porter County Jail on charges of possession of child
pornography and child exploitation, the Porter County Sheriff’s Police said.
According to the
PCSP, Samuel Franco Jr., 38, of 428 Bronze, was arrested on those charges at
5 p.m. by Indiana State Police said.
The ISP, in its own
statement, said that Franco’s arrest followed a month-long investigation.
Around 9:30 a.m. Friday the ISP--including its Crime Against Children units
and a mobile forensic laboratory--and the Portage Police Department served a
warrant on computers used by Franko.
subsequently taken into custody at his residence.
is continuing and other charges may be forthcoming,” the ISP said.