EVANSVILLE- Shane C. Collins, 34, of Warrick County, Indiana was sentenced to 25 years in federal jail after pleading responsible to producing little one sexual abuse materials.
In accordance with court docket paperwork, on March 7, 2021, Collins recorded a video of himself participating in a intercourse act with a seven-year-old woman. Between March 17 and March 19, 2021, Collins took extra sexually express footage of the kid. Collins saved the recordings of his sexual abuse of the kid utilizing an web cloud-based knowledge storage utility.
“Each little one deserves to develop up secure, liked, and free from sexual abuse. Sexual predators like this defendant inflict lifelong trauma on weak victims to fulfill their very own prison lusts,” stated Zachary A. Myers, United States Legal professional for the Southern District of Indiana. “Day by day he’s in federal jail is one other day we will be sure he is not going to hurt a baby. I commend the work of the FBI and the Warrick County Sheriff’s Workplace for making certain that the general public and the sufferer are protected against any additional abuses by this harmful pedophile.”
“I wish to commend each the efforts of the Warrick County Sheriff’s Workplace and the FBI to place this perpetrator behind bars. These prison acts will not be solely horrendous in nature, however figuring out this particular person participated in taking benefit of a kid in our neighborhood could be very regarding,” stated Sheriff Michael Wilder of the Warrick County Sheriff’s Workplace. “This sentence is an instance of nice teamwork amongst native and federal companies.”
“No period of time in federal jail appears ample for individuals who sexually exploit kids, however this sentence clearly demonstrates the dedication of the FBI and our legislation enforcement companions to determine these predators and guarantee they’ll by no means victimize harmless kids once more,” stated FBI Indianapolis Particular Agent in Cost, Herbert J Stapleton.
The FBI investigated this case with useful help offered by the Warrick County Sheriff’s Workplace. The sentence was imposed by U.S. District Courtroom Decide, Richard L. Younger. Decide Younger additionally ordered that Collins be supervised by the U.S. Probation Workplace for LIFE following his launch from federal jail. Collins should additionally register as a intercourse offender wherever he lives, works, or goes to highschool, as required by legislation.
U.S. Legal professional Myers thanked Assistant United States Legal professional, Todd Shellenbarger who prosecuted this case.
This case was introduced as a part of Challenge Secure Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in Could 2006 by the Division of Justice to fight the rising epidemic of kid sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by U.S. Attorneys’ Places of work and the Youngster Exploitation and Obscenity Part, Challenge Secure Childhood marshals federal, state, and native sources to higher find, apprehend and prosecute people who exploit kids by way of the web, in addition to to determine and rescue victims. For extra details about Challenge Secure Childhood, please go to www.justice.gov/psc