News From Terre Haute, Indiana

Local & Bistate

January 12, 2013

Former Terre Haute resident indicted on child porn charge

INDIANAPOLIS — A former Terre Haute man has been indicted with possessing child pornography.

Randall Bruce Allen, 46, of Indianapolis, was indicted by a federal grand jury on Wednesday for one count of possession of child pornography.

Allen was allegedly found on Nov. 27 to be in possession of a computer hard drive containing hundreds of files depicting minor children engaged in sexually explicit acts, according to the indictment.

U.S. Attorney Joseph H. Hogsett told the Tribune-Star on Friday that investigators do not believe that any Hoosier children were the victims in the images.

“In a strict possession case such as this, it is not unusual for the victims to be children who have no relation to Indiana at all,” Hogsett said. “There is no reason to believe any Hoosier children are depicted. There would be a relentless effort made to identify any Hoosier victims.”

Allen, who is a 1984 graduate of Terre Haute South Vigo High School, resides in Indianapolis and has been employed for several years by a Greensburg financial agency.

A warrant was served on Allen on Nov. 27, and he was arrested via complaint on Dec. 13 at his place of employment. Allen has been released on his own recognizance, and is under house arrest. He is allowed to travel to work, and attend church activities, but is forbidden from accessing the Internet.

Hogsett said that investigators do not believe that Allen was involved in the production of child pornography, nor was he involved in a distribution ring.

Allen is facing up to 10 years in federal prison and fines of up to $250,000 if he is found guilty.

He also faces lifetime supervised release at the end of his prison term, and possible restrictions related to a status as a sexual offender.

The case was part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse.

The initiative uses federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims.

 

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Local & Bistate
Latest News
TribStar.com Poll
AP Video
Raw: Plane Lands on New York Highway Raw: International Team Inspects MH17 Bodies Raw: 25 Family Members Killed in Gaza Airstrike Recording May Show Attempt at Crash Cover-up US Teen Beaten in Mideast Talks About Ordeal Obama Protects Gay, Transgender Workers Raw: Girl Killed in Kansas After Police Chase Shark Sightings a Big Catch for Cape Tourism Raw: Eric Garner's Wife Collapses at Rally in NY Legendary Actor James Garner Dies Texas Sending National Guard Troops to Border AP Exclusive: American Beaten in Israel Speaks 45 Years Later, Buzz Aldrin on Walking on Moon Hopkins to Pay $190M After Pelvic Exams Taped Wisc. Twins Celebrate a Century of Laughter Raw: Gaza Rescuers Search Rubble for Survivors UN Security Council Calls for MH 17 Crash Probe Ukraine Rebels: Black Boxes Will Be Returned Foxx Cites Washington 'Circus Mirror' Obama Bestows Medal of Honor on NH Veteran
NDN Video
Obama: Putin must push separatists to aid MH17 probe Michigan inmates no longer allowed to wear orange due to 'OITNB' Adam Levine Ties the Knot Sebastian The Ibis Walks Beautiful Bride Down The Aisle | ACC Must See Moment NASA Ceremony Honors Moon Walker Neil Armstrong Faces of Souls Lost in Malaysian Plane Crash 105-year-old woman throws first pitch Man Creates Spreadsheet of Wife's Reasons for Turning Down Sex 'Weird Al' Is Wowed by Album's Success Rory McIlroy struggles, surges, wins British Open NOW TRENDING: Real life Pac-Man Explosions as hot air balloon crashes in Clinton DUI Driver Dragged to Safety by Officer After Walking Onto Busy Freeway Celebrities That We'd Like to Send to the Moon Spectacular lightning storm hits London Malaysian Flight Victim Was South Florida Grad Rory McIlroy on pace to break British Open records Officials Fear MH17 Site Now Tampered by Rebels Lowes employees repair Vietnam vet's wheelchair Widow of Staten Island man who died after NYPD takedown says he was unjustifiably targeted
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
  • -

     

    March 12, 2010

activity