Detectives from the Indiana State Police Versailles Post have arrested a Jackson County man for possession of child pornography and false government identification following a search warrant being served Wednesday at a Seymour residence.
The investigation began in July when a cybertip was forwarded from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children to the Indiana State Police Versailles Post, according to a news release from Sgt. Stephen Wheeles.
Samuel Diego-Nicolas, 21, of Seymour faces preliminary charges of possession of child pornography and possession of false government identification.
Wheeles, the public information officer for the post, said through investigative techniques, detectives were able to determine an individual at a residence on Peak Avenue in Seymour was in possession of child pornography.
Detectives then identified Diego-Nicolas as a possible suspect, he said.
On Wednesday, troopers and detectives with the assistance of the Seymour Police Department served a search warrant at the Peak Avenue residence. During the service of the warrant, numerous false government identification cards were located, Wheeles said.
Diego-Nicolas was not initially located at the home. He was soon found at a second address in Seymour. Additional evidence of the crime of possession of child pornography was located when he was detained, Wheeles said.
Diego-Nicolas was arrested and booked into the Jackson County Jail in Brownstown at 4:25 p.m. Wednesday on a Level 4 felony charge of possession of child pornography and a misdemeanor charge of possession of false government identification.
Diego-Nicolas was being held without bond Friday afternoon.