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Martinsville man arrested on child porn charge


The investigation began in October 2023 after a cybertip report from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.


Warning: this article mentions and includes details of child sex crimes that may be disturbing to some readers.

MARTINSVILLE, Ind. — A nine-month investigation by Indiana State Police in Bloomington ended in the arrest of a Martinsville man for possession of child pornography.

Adam Anderson, 42, faces five counts of possession of child pornography, which are level 6 felonies.

According to state police, the investigation began in October 2023 after detectives received a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

In January, police executed search warrants on Anderson’s property, including digital devices, where a digital forensic evaluation reportedly found files of child pornography on a cell phone.

Under Indiana Sentencing Guidelines, a level 6 felony carries a sentence of up to three years.


The ICAC Task Force is a multi-agency task force that investigates and prosecutes online child sex crimes, according to its website.

In 2023, there were more than 16-thousand cyber tips submitted, up from 14-thousand the year before, according to statistics provided by the task force. In 2019, which was the first year included in the statistics, there were a total of 4-thousand reports.

Anyone with information on exploitation, solicitation, and enticement-type crimes against children are encouraged to submit a tip to NCMEC.